[blfs-support] mailx

svenbartscher at yahoo.de svenbartscher at yahoo.de
Sat Mar 16 10:56:24 PDT 2013


lfs65 at cruziero.com (akhiezer) wrote:

> > Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:12:24 +0100
> > From: Sven Bartscher <svenbartscher at yahoo.de>
> > To: BLFS support <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> > Subject: [blfs-support] mailx
> >
> > Hey guys!
> > A few days ago i installed mailx (or nail). I configured so i can send 
> > mails via my yahoo.de mail-adress. But i can't read my mails. Ever if i 
> > start mailx i get this message:
> > "imaps://svenbartscher@imap.mail.yahoo.com:993": 22 messages (few 
> > minutes ago there was unread mail but now i reead it another way, but it 
> > didn't work too.)
> > No mail for sven
> > But then it ends i can't read the mails or can do anything.
> > Here my ~/.mailrc:
> > set smtp=smtps://smtp.mail.yahoo.com:465
> > set from=svenbartscher at yahoo.de
> > set smtp-auth=login
> > set smtp-auth-user=svenbartscher at yahoo.de
> > folder imaps://svenbartscher@imap.mail.yahoo.com:993
> > is this supposed to happen? Did i something wrong? How can i fix this?
> > with hopefull regards
> > Sven
> > -- 
> >
>
> (I only use mailx with a local sendmail - it's been years since have used it for 
> pop/imap; so the following is maybe a bit broad-brushed.) Some pointers:
> --
> * have you got a pop-client configured somewhere (in mailx or thunderbird or 
>   some other prog) that has downloaded the messages and removed them from the 
>   server? I guess maybe not, given the '22 messages' notice: but worth 
>   double-checking.
>
> * switch on verbosity in .mailrc: 'set verbose'; then retry - do you see 
>   anything in the messages that indicates more clearly what's wrong?
>   (You say that outgoing messages are OK: so don't really need to do 
>   'set sendwait').
>
> * does it ask you for a password? If not, where/when do you specify a password?
>   **Don't, of course, post your password to this list.**
>
> * does yahoo imap server need some namespace workarounds: see the discussion 
>   concerning "imaps://mylogin@imap.myisp.example/INBOX." in the distrib .mailrc 
>   file.
>
> * Have you got 'disconnected' enabled? If so, you might want to comment it back 
>   out, at least for debugging.
>
> * Is the above your _entire_ ~/.mailrc? Is there a ~/.nailrc also?
>   If posting, redact passwords & any other sensitive info.
>
> * For the yahoo imaps server, you might need to use a specific combination of 
>   some of the 'imap-use-starttls*', 'imap-*', 'set smtp-use-starttls', and 
>   'smtp-*', vars: these are all well-documented in the default .mailrc  . 
>   Switching on verbosity, per above, should help determine which, and what forms, 
>   of these vars you'll need.
> --
>
>
>
> hth,
>
> akh
>
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>
> --
Now i found my error. I wrote the wrong command to .mailrc. r=imaps://<adress>
wrong is: "folder imaps://<adress>



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