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Date:      Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:10:01 -0800 (PST)
From:      "Thomas Mueller" <>
Cc:        Johannes-Maria Kaltenbach <>
Subject:   Re: problems with email/ssl and
Message-ID:  <>
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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
> Johannes-Maria

Maybe you need to specify port=995 ?

I have used getmail, now use mostly mpop and msmtp, available in FreeBSD ports and NetBSD pkgsrc.

mpop and msmtp support secured connections.


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