[OT] Re: imap problems

Dirk Freitag unreal.linux at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 12:33:44 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> Avi Greenbury wrote:
>> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>>     Well what is happening is Thunderbird can not get anything from 
>>> imap. It tries and after a few minutes Thunderbird puts up a panel 
>>> explaining it cannot load a message from gmail.
>>>     It has been working fine for months so it is a change made somehow 
>>> by some one.
>> I do find myself wondering what makes you suspect it is someone from 
>> this list? My first thought, if you haven't changed anything locally, 
>> would be that it's an error at Google's end.
>     Yes it could be a google error. But I did check the gmail setup and 
> it seems to be fine. This is just such a strange problem. I changed my 
> password to one very hard. But you use the thing EVERY time you connect 
> to gmail and it is easy I expect to to get anyones password.
> Karl

Are you getting an error message when you load up Thunderbird?  Also, if 
you are using IMAP, you need to make sure that it is using port 993 with 
SSL.  Also, are you able to send mail from Thunderbird?  This would all 
be pertinent information that will allow us to help you better.

Dirk Freitag
Linux Registered User Number 487244          [http://counter.li.org/]

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