[resolved] Using Gmail to grab posts (4 posts)

  1. coldmoonrising
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello all,

    I'm trying to use postie with my clients gmail account to post by emails. I have the gmail account set up to allow POP3:

    • I have selected POP3 protocol with port 995
    • The server is setup for pop.gmail.com
    • and I've added the correct login/pw
    • I've tried all the timings to grab emails

    When I try to run or test the settings I get this answer in reply:

    Unable to connect. The server said - POP3 connect: Error [101] [Network is unreachable]
    Try putting in your full email address as a userid and try again.

    Does anyone have any comments or help they could give me to get this running? I have noticed that the plug-in created hasn't replied for a few months now and was hoping someone out there might be able to help the rest of us to get this working again.


  2. todditron
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You need to use POP3-SSL protocol. If you are not seeing that in the protocol dropdown, you need to talk to your hosting provider.

    Confusingly, Postie uses the php-imap extension for connecting to imap, imap-ssl, AND pop3-ssl. Hosting provider will need to install the php-imap extension.

  3. coldmoonrising
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was able to contact my hosting provider and get a strait answer fro them and turned out they don't allow this sorta thing with outside email accounts.

    I was able to fix this by creating an email account with them and configure postie to work with this new account.

  4. lotht
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does anybody use google mail on private domain?
    I'm unable to retrieve my mails, they are dropped due to XSS attack prevention.
    Any idea?

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