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

    Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to 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 on port 110 (pop3’s port). I am guessing “” 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.



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

    Mail server:
    Port: 110

    Login Name:

    Password: password

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

    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?

    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.

    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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