Thunderbird email account problems
OS: Linux Mint 12
Email Client: Thunderbird
Email Service: Netzero
I set up my T-bird account according to this link:
I can send email but not recieve email nor pull my inbox into t-bird. I get no error reports at all.
If anyone can offer some assistance i woulld appreciate it.
When you try to download your email, what happens? Does/did Thunderbird ask for your password?
Thanks for your response
Yes it does ask for my password. The t-bird loading status bar quits showing activity quickly after entering password. But nothing appears to happen. I have checked the error reports and again nothing.
I have no way of testing with your email provider, but I have run into similar problems.
What I do when I run into something like this--and I have run into this sort of thing frequently in setting up new email clients or moving to new providers--is to change my settings one at a time, keeping track of the changes so I don't repeat myself.
I expect that you have verified your port settings, so the next most likely culprit is the security settings.
I would also suggest that you delete your saved password from Thunderbird until you have finished diagnosing the cause of this and setting Thunderbird not to remember your password. This removes a variable from the equation.
You might also consider using a different email client for testing purposes (I would suggest Sylpheed--its dialogs are much like Thunderbird's). In fact, I prefer it to Thunderbird. It should be in the repos.
Thanks again frank
I have been single stepping through the whole process. One thing I have found is that thunderbird is communicating with netzero mail server. I have been playing with the user name and a few other settings in the incoming / outgoing server section to see if I cant get some failure reports of some kind.
Then I purposely put in the wrong password and I got an authorization error that the password was wrong. That was a pop3 response. I then changed from pop3 to pop just to see if I would get response message from that server as well. Indeed I did.
But while using pop3 and pop when finaly putting in the correct password I did not get any auth messages. The process would end stating that there are no new messages. I know there are messages that have not been read.
Aah hah no errors or warnings but there has been messages.
"pop3.netzero.net : server does not support RFC 5746, see CVE-2009-3555"
I recieved an email this evening from netzero.
Thanks again frank for your time.
Thanks for the update.
Glad to help. As I was telling my girlfriend about 15 minutes ago, trying to help here helps me learn and have fun doing it.
hehe. Yeah i have fun just learning. Im fairly new to linux, so the challenge of learning its file structure and terminal commands has been a blast.
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