Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#9269 in-progress bug

POP mail does not fetch any mail despite new mail on the server

Reported by: Kev Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1/beta1
Component: Servers/mail_daemon Version: R1/alpha4.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: x86


1) Install Alpha 4.1 on a blank partition.
2) Set up the mail daemon with Gmail.
3) Send yourself an e-mail.
4) On webmail I can see that the e-mail sent successfully from Haiku, but even a half hour later, forcing a check from Haiku, it does not download any mail (nor does it give an error.)

This is on a Thinkpad X41.

Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by axeld

Is that with POP3 or IMAP?

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by humdinger

I've been seeing that for months. I think I have verified with older alpha images (from a time I used the mail_daemon with GMail (POP3) successfully), that it won't fetch any more mail from GMail either. My other POP3 account at GMX works OK.
I first thought it might be a mis-formatted mail that trips the daemon up, but since it persists after deleting a few mails at the time these issues first cropped up, I think it's some change at Google's end. I could have sworn I filed a ticket for that...
I now use Beam to fetch mail (SMTP to GMail still works with mail_daemon), which isn't really my cup of tea...

comment:3 Changed 17 months ago by anevilyak

  • Priority changed from blocker to normal

comment:4 Changed 17 months ago by axeld

  • Owner changed from czeidler to axeld
  • Status changed from new to in-progress

I'll look into that in my IMAP branch, too.

comment:5 Changed 17 months ago by axeld

I guess the POP3 account is configured to leave the mail on the server?

comment:6 Changed 17 months ago by humdinger

Me? Yes. :)

comment:7 Changed 15 months ago by pplude

Replicated bug on hrev45186 nightly from 1/21/2013. Gmail will not connect on POP, is enabled on web, and the Mail Daemon is looking for the server at port 995. No mail is being received, and interestingly enough there is no error message. Other POP accounts are working OK.

It does appear to be on Google's end. Using IMAP is a doable workaround, and no other mail service seems to be having this specific issue.

comment:8 Changed 13 months ago by Kev

Perhaps it is, but if so, shouldn't there be some sort of error message? Gmail's a common enough provider that I'd think you'd want it working out-of-the-box, or at least telling you that it can't.

comment:9 Changed 13 months ago by axeld

You did notice that this bug is still open, did you? :-)

comment:10 Changed 13 months ago by Kev

Oh, sorry :-) For some reason the "on Google's end" stuck in my mind more than the open status or the "bug" label. It's just you folks are more helpful than most organizations I come in contact with in life--often I have to go out of my way and prove that something needs attention with the gov't and corps...

comment:11 Changed 5 months ago by Kev

BTW though Gmail's IMAP also does not work on Haiku as of hrev46447. I miss the ease of mailing in BeOS/Haiku...maybe it's time to switch mail providers.

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