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mailwatch plugin does not work with POP3 server that is not CAPA capable
Very Low


Description Yves-Alexis Perez editbugs 2009-04-19 16:58:49 CEST
Created attachment 2298 
Patch to supposedly fix the plugin with not CAPA capable pop3 servers


a debian user reported that mailwatch plugin didn't work with POP3 not CAPA capable. I don't really know what it is, but it seems it should work :)

The user posted a patch which seem to fix the problem but I can't comment on it, so I thought I would ask you :)

Patch is attached (not really good looking but one can see the point at least :) )

Comment 1 Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail) 2009-04-20 19:40:33 CEST
No, that's wrong.  If bin < 0, then there was a socket error.

I'm not sure I'm really interested in "fixing" this.  CAPA is specified in an RFC that's over 10 years old now.
Comment 2 Andrzej Zięba 2009-04-23 21:27:45 CEST

This is actually my patch. Believe it or not there are pop3 servers that respond with -ERR to CAPA command. This results in bin < 0.

What I am proposing is to do simple fall-back if mailwatch can not recognize if server supports CRAM-MD5.
I think this is better then to ignore the problem.
The patch works for me, but fill free to make it more beautiful.


Comment 3 Landry Breuil editbugs 2014-11-23 21:43:42 CET
Mass-reassign all bugs from florian@ to goodies-dev@, thanks for the maintenance work! (and sorry for the bugmail spam..)
Comment 4 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-24 00:40:53 CEST
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Bug #5249

Reported by:
Yves-Alexis Perez
Reported on: 2009-04-19
Last modified on: 2020-05-24


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