[Users] (Solved) Not downloading from Gmail

John Jason Jordan johnxj at gmx.com
Thu Mar 30 00:41:12 CEST 2017

On Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:22:45 -0800
John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> dijo:

>On Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:46:10 +0000
>Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> dijo:
>>On Thu, 8 Dec 2016 19:16:10 -0800
>>John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote: 
>>> 2) I turned on 'allow less secure apps,' but it made no difference.
>>You definitely need that google option turned on. In google's world
>>'less secure' is a misnomer for apps that don't support OAuth 2.0, and
>>Claws does not use OAuth.
>Success! At first it didn't work, so I turned it off. Then because you
>said I definitely need it I turned it back on, now everything works.

I'm back with continuing Gmail problems. I have two Gmail accounts - one
for my university created when they moved to Gmail about three years
ago, and the other is a private account I created myself many years ago.

The first problem is that Gmail is constantly changing its
certificates. I always click on 'accept and save' (should I?) and then
the mail retrieval proceeds normally. However, lately I have had so much
trouble connecting that I increased the timeout to three minutes, and
now I don't get the popup about the new certificate until the end of
the three minutes. Currently this is only happening with the university
account, which I access with IMAP. I say it is only happening there
because I am unable to connect to the private account at all, unless I
access it with a web browser. The private account is POP3 and it was
working with Claws Mail as recently as a couple weeks ago. Here is what
the log says when I attempt to retrieve or send mail on the private
POP3 account:

* Account 'Gmail': Connecting to POP3 server: pop.gmail.com:995... 
[14:54:11] IMAP4> 61 NOOP 
[14:54:11] IMAP4< 61 OK Success 
[14:55:11] IMAP4> 62 NOOP 
[14:55:12] IMAP4< 62 OK Success 
** Session timed out. You may be able to recover by increasing the
	  timeout value in Preferences/Other/Miscellaneous.
* Account 'Gmail': Connecting to SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com:587...
[15:26:11] IMAP4> 125 NOOP 
[15:26:11] IMAP4< 125 OK Success 
[15:27:11] IMAP4> 126 NOOP 
[15:27:12] IMAP4< 126 OK Success 
*** Session timed out. You may be able to recover by increasing the
  timeout value in Preferences/Other/Miscellaneous.

First issue about the above logs is why does it say 'IMAP4' when it is
trying to connect to a POP3 server? Also, even though it timed out, it
continues to add half a dozen more pairs of lines like the above for
five or six minutes more.

I also wonder about the certificates. What is supposed to happen with
a POP3 account when there is a new certificate? What f there was a new
one and I failed to accept it? Would I continue to get popups about it?
If not that might explain why this account stopped working.

Any other suggestions welcome!

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