Re: [Evolution] Errors receiving mail via POP

On Mon, 2014-09-01 at 07:59 -0700, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
On Mon, 2014-09-01 at 10:25 -0400, Marc Hurst wrote:
On 09/01/2014 04:41 AM, Pete Biggs wrote:
Evolution is reporting an error because the Yahoo servers are giving an
error.  This isn't an Evolution problem as such - except in that when an
error occurs, Evolution assumes it's an authentication problem and
immediately prompts for a password.  (The difference with something like
Thunderbird is that it retries with the same password and it usually
works the second time - hence it looks like everything is OK with
another MUI.)

Would it be difficult to change Evo to "retry with the same password," 
like Thunderbird?

It seems like a very useful strategy.

I suspect that this is exactly what fetchmail is doing, and this is why
fetchmail appears to be working OK.  I can change the verbosity level in
fetchmail's log and look it over.

Yup.  Fetchmail just sleeps however long the ...rc file requires and
tries again.  There appears to be a limit to how long fetchmail will
wait for an appropriate reply from a server.  From the man page:

        The timeout option allows you to set a server-nonresponse
        timeout in seconds.  If a mailserver does not send  a greeting
        message or respond to commands for the given number of seconds,
        fetchmail will drop the connection to it. ... If a given
        connection  receives  too  many timeouts in succession,
        fetchmail will consider it wedged and stop retrying.  The
        calling user will be notified by email if this happens.

This might be a good way for evolution to handle the problem.

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