Support » Plugin: Postie » Connection Issues with MailHost

  • Resolved R1Law


    Developed a site on a localhost via MAMP.
    Deployed site to hosting server.
    Postie failed to make connection with mail server.
    Confirmed all settings configured as required by Postie AND web host.
    Attempted a series of configuration options to no avail.

    Disabled and then deleted the plugin. Reinstalled the plug in, double checked the connections, wonder of wonders it works!
    Strange behavior (we dug into the database to confirm the settings were correct prior to deleting the plugin), not sure if the initial install of the plugin on a local server (my MacBook) created and odd situation when propagating the site to live server…

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  • And now broken again. Postie keeps losing the ability to authenticate user. Again, all checks out on database so I know protocol / pw / and mail servers are correct. Generating an empty error message: “The Server said: POP3 connect: Error [ ] [ ]” Not much to go on…

    When attempting to use POP3-SSL this generates:
    Warning: imap_open() [function.imap-open]: Couldn’t open stream {} in /home/xxxxxxx/public_html/ on line 89

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen


    Sounds like the mail server isn’t always responding. All Postie can do is relay what the mail server reports.

    Can you use IMAP?

    Here’s the issue: Doing development with password autofill is a bad thing….

    For some reason the auto fill in Safari takes the Server port and the password in the Postie setup page and over-writes the correct information with field data that is NOT the correct port number – it looked like it was filling in the port box with the site title, but not sure. Stranger still is that the port number field looks like the correct information in the database on the server side (can’t figure that one out).

    Regardless, we discovered this through running the full debug report. I will email you a full copy of the correspondence with the hosting provider. It’s a run with the error and one without (the one without was after uninstalling Postie, and then reinstalling, configuring, and immediately testing). The error was cropping up after the test when the Safari behavior overwrote the correct port number.

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