[blfs-support] mailx

svenbartscher at yahoo.de svenbartscher at yahoo.de
Sun Mar 17 02:15:45 PDT 2013


svenbartscher at yahoo.de wrote:

> 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
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> Now i found my error. I wrote the wrong command to .mailrc. r=imaps://<adress>
> wrong is: "folder imaps://<adress>
huh. mailx did something strange with one line in my last mail.
so the "r=imaps://<adress> should be "set folder=imaps://<adress>
regards
sven



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