Re: [Evolution] Password lock

On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 12:00, Benjamin Kahn wrote:
      Actually, wouldn't better behavior be that it makes a dialog which
looks like this?:

That would probably work.  At least it's better than forgetting the
password.  It doesn't really affect me anymore since I use a local IMAP
server with getmail to download it, but this seems like a decent
solution (which is basically I think what Larry Ewing also proposed).


| Enter Password for KirseAtCvc                                    |
|                                                                  |
| ? Unable to connect to POP server             |
|   Error sending password: -ERR /var/mail/.srv0332-03.pop         |
|   lock busy!  Is another session active? (35)                    |
|                                                                  |
|   Please enter the POP password for srv0332-03 mail viborgnet dk |
| [********                                                      ] |
| [X] Remember this password                                       |
| [ OK ]                     [ Forget Saved Password ]  [ Cancel ] |

On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 13:08, Dan Hensley wrote:
On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 11:00, Richard Bellavance wrote:

That's a POP3-server-generated message.  It basically means someone
(heopfully you :-) is already reading your mailbox.  One cause of this
could be a very large mailbox (are you set with "leave mail on server"
?) on a very busy server.  Sometimes the server will not have time to
reset its state (i.e. recopy your mailbox) before you try to read it
again.  How often do you check you mail ?

Anyhow, definitely not an Evolution problem...

Maybe not technically, but what the original poster is complaining about
is the fact that Evo forgets the password.  This is tremendously
annoying, especially if your POP server isn't all that reliable (which
is the case too often, and frequently there's nothing the user can do
about it).  What would be much nicer is if Evo would parse the returned
error message for certain types and then not forget the password in
cases like this where the password is not the problem.  I think Evo may
do this already, but I'm not sure.  If not it sure would be nice...


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