LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
Alphabravox
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2011
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
POP3 email problems using Linpus to Tiscali


Tiscali had a problem Sunday night(24/25th) reported by a number of people. Passwords rejected, etc. My Windows Vista machine and Aspire One Linpus were both affected. Come Monday morning and the Vista machine now works but Linpus still doesn't. I haven't changed anything on either machine. Tiscali are (of course) not much help. I have now deleted and recreated the accounts with all the same data and ports, etc just in case(!) No change. An ideas on what to try next?
 
Old 07-27-2011, 03:57 AM   #2
Alphabravox
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2011
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
telnet access

I have used 'telnet' to access the port, then 'user' to start logging on. Entering the password using the format 'pass password' gets an error invalid user or password. Have I got the format of 'pass' correct ? (It's been a long time since I got down to this level, which isn't very deep I know!).

Last edited by Alphabravox; 07-27-2011 at 07:34 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 01:13 PM   #3
lrtward
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2011
Distribution: CentOS, Ubuntu
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: 9
The syntax for a POP3 conversation (assuming no SSL) is as follows:
Code:
# telnet mailserver.domain.com 110
Trying ##.###.##.##...
Connected to mailserver.domain.com (##.###.##.##).
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK Vendor POP3 interface ready on: mailserver.domain.com
user username
+OK username gets mail here
pass password
+OK User Signed on: username intray has 7 messages

You should use your real userid and passwd instead of "username" and "password" of course.
Other handy commands:
Code:
list
+OK Listing
1 19968
2 1254400
3 19968
4 19968
5 53760
6 70656
7 1024
.
retr 3
<...>
.
quit
+OK POP3 Server connection terminated
Connection closed by foreign host.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 07-27-2011, 03:09 PM   #4
Alphabravox
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2011
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Many thanks Irtward. That all makes sense. I'll get back to Tiscali as I get telnet errors on both Vista and Linpus machine although Vista Mail does (now) work.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dovecot pop3 email problem timinator Fedora 2 12-18-2008 11:28 AM
email client cant recieve POP3 email johnharry Linux - Networking 8 12-27-2006 05:20 AM
What email program can work with email header on pop3 server TruongAn Linux - Software 0 01-13-2005 12:48 PM
POP3 Email Client for Console elkrammer Linux - Software 2 08-04-2002 06:31 PM
POP3: I can send email but I can't recieved xtian500 Linux - Networking 1 11-20-2001 05:00 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration