pop3 error messages (6 posts)

  1. Drewski
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So. I'm getting this strange error on my site:

    Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to mail.example.com:110 in /home/jareddre/public_html/wp-includes/class-pop3.php on line 87

    Along with strange emails with the subject: wp-mail error, which read: Ooops POP3 connect: Error [0] [Success].

    After talking to my hosting provider, I was given this advice:

    This error means that the wp-includes/class-pop3.php script is trying to connect to mail.example.com on port 110 (pop3's port). I am guessing "example.com" doesn't exist. There is most likely a pop3 related thing in wordpress somewhere. You will want to bring this up to the wordpress forums.

    Any ideas on how to stop this? It's not really a problem site wise, but i get constant annoying error emails.


    Drew, http://www.jareddrewmoody.com

  2. Chris_K
    Posted 8 years ago #

    As you look at Options -> Writing, ensure these 4 fields are the default values:

    Mail server: mail.example.com
    Port: 110

    Login Name: login@example.com

    Password: password

  3. vkaryl
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Alternatively, if you're not blogging by email, delete everything from those fields.

  4. Drewski
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah, when this first started, I had the default values there, still got the error. So I tried just having them blank, still got the error.

    Like I said, it's not effecting the fuctioning of my site really, it's just so weird and annoying. I literally get this error email every five minutes everyday, all day.

    I was thinking maybe just a clean install of everything would help, but it didn't. This started after I deleted the site that was in my root directory and moved over a new site from a sub directory. Maybe there's some sort of mysql database weirdness going on?

  5. paulobrabo
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The same thing started to happen with my installation (2.04) four days ago, after three years of no problems at all. I tried and left the fields blank, but I am still receiving the email with the error message each 15 minutes.

    Ooops POP3 connect: Error [0] [Success].

    Oops indeed.

  6. paulobrabo
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I disabled the wp-cron-mail plugin (it comes in the wp-cron plugin package) and the problem seems to be solved: I am not receiving those pesky email alerts anymore.

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