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Date:      Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:46:53 +0100
From:      Johannes-Maria Kaltenbach <>
Subject:   problems with email/ssl and
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on 5 Nov I received an email from my provider
informing me that I use an insecure connection for my emails
and that from start of 2014 on ssl is required.
For my emails I use sendmail and getmail (and mutt/vi) so
I think ssl should be supported.

I changed the type from SimplePOP3Retriever to SimplePOP3SSLRetriever
in my $HOME/.getmail/getmailrc:

| [retriever]
| type = SimplePOP3SSLRetriever
| server =
| username = ...
| password = ...

but with this I get only

| getmailrc: socket error ([Errno 61] Connection refused)

I described this in a detailed email to (twice)
but didn't get any answer.

Can anyone please tell me what I'm doing wrong or explain
to me what I should do instead.

thanks in advance

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