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Date:      Wed, 6 Dec 1995 13:11:28 -0700 (MST)
From:      Barnacle Wes <>
Subject:   Re: pop client 
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% Actually, pine (at least, 3.91) does support reading remote mail using 
% pop3.  Add this in your .pinerc
% [snip]
% It seems to me, though, that the POP3 may not be working right (?) -- I 
% get a lot of erorr messages when ever I try to use it, but maybe it's due 
% to Netcom's stupid POP server(?)  

] I'd tend to believe this one.  :)

> 	definately buggy.   i just tried to get 60 messages using pine 
> and pop3.  internal error.  pine exits.  
> 	it fetches 2 messages successfully.   with 10 messages on the 
> pop3 server, it gets the headers only.

Have you tried connecting to the POP server with telnet and debugging
the conversation?  POP3 is a very chatty protocol, and rather easy to
debug.  See the POP3 RFC (I don't remember the number off the top of
my head) for more information.

Also, if you pop mail client supports it, turn on debugging and watch
the converstation between client and server.  Perhaps this will help
explain where it goes wrong.

   Wes Peters	| Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
    Softweyr 	| The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder
   Consulting	| I'm an over forty victim of fate...	|					Jimmy Buffet

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