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Bizarre email checking behavior...

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Bizarre email checking behavior...

Postby ntarvin » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:24 am

My Barca installation seemed to be just fine, but now has suddenly started showing some strange behavior when checking mail.

It will start to collect it, then quit in the middle. It doesn't delete what it's already gotten, and doesn't finish getting the mail. And, while it says to check the error log, the log shows no errors.

Maybe I don't have the settings right in Accounts... what should the ports be set at for incoming and outgoing mail??

Anybody else run up against this???

Thanks -

Neil
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Re: Bizarre email checking behavior...

Postby Eric » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:35 am

Hi Neil,
ntarvin wrote:My Barca installation seemed to be just fine, but now has suddenly started showing some strange behavior when checking mail.

It will start to collect it, then quit in the middle. It doesn't delete what it's already gotten, and doesn't finish getting the mail. And, while it says to check the error log, the log shows no errors.
:!: Could you use the Online folders to check if there isn't a junk mail message who's malformed?
That could be a reason why Barca's not finishing mail.
Because of such a message all mail is stuck. :?
Maybe I don't have the settings right in Accounts... what should the ports be set at for incoming and outgoing mail??
If it's POP3 then incoming should be port 110 and outgoing port 25, unless your ISP changed those ports for security reasons.

If the above doesn't help, try to reset your barca.ini.
If it's corrupt, that could be another reason.

1. Close Barca first.
2. Rename barca.ini to barca_old.ini
3. Restart Barca now
Prior to renaming that file, it would be best to take screenshots of your Options or noting them down.

See if one of those suggestions helps and let me know. :wink:
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Postby gert » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:44 pm

I am seeing the same issue since yesterday.

When I use a webmail client to access my email, there are indeed malformed spam messages present. These messages have an invalid "Date" header: 33 August... I guess it will be 34 August tomorrow.

I tried to create a pre-download filter to remove them, but barca chokes on these messages before it runs the filters. Anyone knows a way to automatically delete these messages (view mail on server is getting boring)?

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Postby Andreas » Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:31 pm

I am also seeing this issue since yesterday. My e-mail provider is GMX.

With The Bat I can access my account without any problems, but not with PocoMail.

PocoMail doesn't fetch the emails from the server. It just says "Error occurred, check the error log." However, the error log just contains the following text:

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Checking mail for GMX (02.09.2007 10:29:19)...

Logging into pop.gmx.net POP server as user xxxxxxxxx...
48 messages waiting on server;
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Postby Andreas » Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:56 pm

Okay, I have found the mail that caused the problem. After deleting that mail from the server, PocoMail worked normally again.

Here are some headers from the raw mail (as retrieved by The Bat):

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Return-Path: <peter@wwwepicnetwork.com>
Message-ID: <00fcffa4$00fcfe78$df63de4a@peter>
From: "Madeleine Barrera" <peter@wwwepicnetwork.com>
Subject: Viagra (Sildenafil) 100mg x 30 pills US $ 99.95
Date: Sat, 32 Aug 2007 11:48:22 -0500
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
        format=flowed;
        charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit


Note the invalid date header.

Slaven, if you want the complete message, just let me know.
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Postby Andreas » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:27 pm

I just had another message in my mailbox causing the same problem. I hope these messages don't come too often now. If they do, I think we need a solution in PocoMail / Barca.
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Postby zerodot » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:49 am

We need a fix for Barca. Granted I get a lot more spam than most people, with 8 different email accounts - but I've been getting these invalid messages for about a week now, and in the last few days it has become a complete overload.

It is good to see that other people are getting this problem though - I was worried it was a server issue.
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So I'm not going crazy, nor am I a complete email idiot!

Postby ntarvin » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:49 am

As much as I hate to say I'm glad I'm not the only one, I am.

:roll:

I have rarely been able to get a complete mail download for about a week now. This morning there were 70 messages - Barca downloaded 5. I get the same error messages as posted above...

I can get the non-downloaded to show up in the online listings, but it's a real pain in the butt (and huge time-consumer) to have to go through them there, delete them, and then download the good ones.

I also have Pocomail and it's doing the same thing (sigh)

We need a fix, a filter, or something - SOON!

Thx -

Neil
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Update...

Postby ntarvin » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:37 am

Someone mentioned about older versions not having this problem.

After much searching, I found a site where they still had a download for version 2.1.0.3650 (http://software-files.download.com)

I installed it over my existing version (2.5) and now everything works again. Just downloaded 98 emails (several with bad or non-existent dates) with no problems.

Not an ideal solution, but at least it will get you functional again! :D

Neil
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Postby Eric » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:43 am

Hi all,

In case you missed, have a look at Have a look at Regarding recent problems with email downloads. :)
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