Author Topic: POP3 Port number  (Read 5648 times)

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Smudge

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POP3 Port number
« on: January 30, 2004, 11:27:20 PM »
Can you enter port numbers for the email scanner?

I've got a variety of accounts, and I've set it up fine for those on 110, but I've got some that go through other local POP3 proxies (hotmail popper, yahoo pops etc).  Can you tell it another port number to connect to somehow on a per account basis?

Thanks

Culpeper

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Smudge

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Re:POP3 Port number
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2004, 09:08:18 AM »
Thanks

That thread is a bit confused, but I got enough tips to work out the answer anyway.

In my case I had local port 110 free so I didn't need to mess with DefaultPopServer.  All I needed to do was tell Avast the port number of the other proxy by putting it delimited with a colon.

It does seem to be a bug with the Mail Protection Wizard that it doesn't configure this for you (in OE at least).

If before running the wizard you have:

    POP3 server xxx.yyy.zzz
    port 8110
    username aaa@bbb.ccc

then it should change it to:

    127.0.0.1
    110
    aaa@bbb.ccc#xxx.yyy.zzz:8110

but it only changes it like:

    127.0.0.1
    8110
    aaa@bbb.ccc#xxx.yyy.zzz

which is wrong.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2004, 09:09:24 AM by Smudge »

Culpeper

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Re:POP3 Port number
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2004, 08:02:55 PM »
Thanks for posting the solution because this is becoming a popular subject lately.