Getting errors from Imaplib

Beatrix Willius from Moth Software mail at
Sun Nov 30 15:42:14 CET 2014

Hi Chris,

no, pinging Yahoo doesn't work. But this is an additional problem - perhaps I tested too often. This is one of my accounts for Imap testing and I only copied the value from Mail.

For getting the error back this doesn't really matter.

> import imaplib
> host = ''
> try:
>   imap_connection = imaplib.IMAP4(host)
>   print('success')
> except imaplib.IMAP4.error:
>   print('authentication failed')

> On 30.11.2014, at 13:02, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
> You're getting an error before it even gets as far as authenticating -
> there's a network-level issue here. Are you able to ping that host?
> Something's not connected.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen/Regards

Trixi Willius
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