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#1

Hello.

I’m trying to get our helpspothosting installation to check a gmail account. Has anyone had any luck with getting this set up? I get the following in the error logs:

Cannot connect to twttr.support@pop.gmail.com #IMAP Errors-> Can’t open mailbox {pop.gmail.com:995/pop3/tls/novalidate-cert}INBOX: invalid remote specification

All the settings are correct as per Gmail’s documentation.

Thanks,
jack.


#2

Sure in fact we use one for testing. I think you have 2 things wrong. First is that you need to select pop3s second is that you should use SSL no-validate in the security setting. Also for username you should be using the full email address if you are not.

Let me know how you make out with that.


#3

Hello.

Still getting this:

Cannot connect to twttr.support@gmail.com@pop.gmail.com #IMAP Errors-> Can’t open mailbox {pop.gmail.com:995/pop3/ssl/novalidate-cert}INBOX: invalid remote specification

Does seem to be going to pop3s and SSL. Mailbox is set to INBOX. Is that correct?


#4

Jack I sent you a screenshot of how it should be setup, let me know if you have it setup that way and are still having trouble.


#5

Hello Ian,

I have my setup exactly the same as your screenshot, still no joy. I’ve used a normal POP client with success as well.

j


#6

I think the problem may be that you don’t have openSSL setup and so your IMAP installation cannot connect via SSL. That’s the only reason I can think of why it wouldn’t work. Let me check with the ValiantHost and see if that’s the case and what they can do about it.


#7

OK the problem was that ValiantHosts PHP setup didn’t have openSSL enabled. They’re going to do a rebuild over night when the servers not in heavy use so tomorrow you should be able to connect.

Let me know how it goes.


#8

Ian,

As of Monday the 17th, I’m still getting the following:

Mon, Jul 17, 2006, 10:33 AM Mail Import Cannot connect to twttr.support@gmail.com@pop.gmail.com #IMAP Errors-> Can’t open mailbox {pop.gmail.com:995/pop3/ssl/novalidate-cert}INBOX: invalid remote specification


#9

Mon, Jul 17, 2006, 05:43 PM Mail Import Cannot connect to userscapetest@gmail.com@pop.gmail.com #IMAP Errors-> Can’t open mailbox {pop.gmail.com:995/pop3/ssl/novalidate-cert}INBOX: invalid remote specification

Same thing.

j


#10

OK thanks I’ll get back with the hosting guys. I’m sure we’ll get it right with them eventually. Hang in there!