[chandler-users] Chandler doesn't support my POP account
grant at osafoundation.org
Thu Oct 30 14:40:47 PDT 2008
I'm sorry, I'm not really much of an expert on domain/mail hosting
solutions. Maybe someone else on the list can help.
I also took a look at the code, since I was wondering about what was
going on, and I believe that Chandler's attempt to detect whether UIDL
is supported is not correct. Godaddy's server is a little unusual in
that it gives an error to the CAPA command from Chandler (which is
being used to ask if UIDL is supported).
Server: -ERR authorization first
However, CAPA itself is not a required part of the POP protocol, and
relying on it is incorrect. It would be better for Chandler just to
issue the UIDL command, and pop up a dialog if the server indicates an
On 30 Oct, 2008, at 10:35, Alan Cohen wrote:
> Thanks for the feedback. I guess I could move my domain to a
> different host that provides email services. Could you recommend
> any that would be worth considering? I'm not a big enough shop to
> self-host with a fixed IP.
> Alan B. Cohen, CPA
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Grant Baillie <grant at osafoundation.org
> > wrote:
>> UIDL is considered optional(*) for POP servers. The vast majority
>> of servers written since about 1995 support it, because it reduces
>> the amount of network traffic clients need to perform to fetch your
>> new mail. It looks as if godaddy's server is one of the few that
>> doesn't, unfortunately.
>> I suspect it would be a fair amount of work to get Chandler to work
>> with such servers, unfortunately.
>> (*) Section 9 of RFC 1939 <http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1939.html>
>> if anyone is following along at home.
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