[Spambayes] Problem with POP3 Proxy

bhecht at sbcglobal.net bhecht at sbcglobal.net
Fri Feb 20 11:51:09 EST 2004

I am using Outlook Express, which is functioning fine, and Windows XP.  It's
just that SpamBayes doesn't seem to be doing anything - not seeing or doing
anything with the mail. Per your suggestion, I opened a command prompt
window and typed in a command, and got a response, typed in the second
command, and then got no response:

telnet localhost 110
+OK POP3 server ready
telnet pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com 110

then there is no response. Nothing echos back after this.  However if I open
a new command window and start with your second command, then  I get a
different response:

telnet pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com 110
+OK hello from popgate<2.23.15>

if I type additional words after this,  "commands" after this, it gives an
error message:

telnet localhost 110
-ERR popgate unknown command
-ERR popgate unknown command

In the dialog box I attached, the account name was not shown in full due to
the window being smaller than the name.  Here is the whole string:
bhecht at sbcglobal.net/pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com
I don't know why it doesn't show a password, or at least some dots
indicating that it is hiding the password.  The mail is certainly working -
I'm using it. I believe that the my password is in place and working.  I
suppose it's conceivable that my mail is not password protected. All I know
is that I have to enter my password when I start Outlook Express, in a
dialog box that says:

Logon - bhecht at sbcglobal.net
Server: localhost
User Address:  bhecht at sbcglobal.net/pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com

Thanks for your help - much appreciated!
- Bill

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "papaDoc" <papaDoc at videotron.ca>
To: <bhecht at sbcglobal.net>; <spambayes at python.org>
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 6:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Spambayes] Problem with POP3 Proxy

> Hi,
> For your advance setting everything look OK to me.
> For your Servers setting everything look normal except
> 1- The account name looks strange to me
> "your_account at sbcglobal.net/pop.scbcglobal.y"
> the "/pop.sc....." but I don't know this ISP so this can still be normal
> 2- There is no password but you could have deleted it !
> What you can do is test the proxy.
> 1- Type in the command prompt:
> telnet localhost 110
> and after
> telnet pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com 110
> You must see the same "welcome" message since the "localhost  110" is
> only proxying and don't display anything.
> Remi
> P.S. What do you use to read/get this email ?
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