I tried to follow these instructions to backup my gmail account, but it didn't work.

Admiral Michael

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Re: i tried to follow these instruction to backup gmail account but it didn't worked.

Ok let's start with the basics.

Upon skimming the page it says:
A Gmail account with POP access enabled. (How do I enable POP?)

If yes, did you select
Enable POP for all mail (even mail that's already been downloaded)
or
Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on
 

Mapotholik

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Re: I tried to follow these instructions to backup my gmail account, but it didn't wo

yes, allowed "pop" for all mail. then i wanted to use my email client again so i changed it back to "now on".

i can try to do check it again.
 

Mapotholik

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Re: I tried to follow these instructions to backup my gmail account, but it didn't wo

ok, so i now tried to make "allow all" at the pop gmail settings again but i'm getting this message:



$ fetchmail -vk
fetchmail: 6.3.8 querying pop.gmail.com (protocol POP3) at Sat Oct 20 01:19:40 2
007: poll started
fetchmail: getaddrinfo("pop.gmail.com","pop3s") error: nodename nor servname pro
vided, or not known
POP3 connection to pop.gmail.com failed: Operation not permitted
fetchmail: 6.3.8 querying pop.gmail.com (protocol POP3) at Sat Oct 20 01:19:40 2
007: poll completed
fetchmail: Query status=2 (SOCKET)
fetchmail: normal termination, status 2
what would you suggest to do?
 

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Re: I tried to follow these instructions to backup my gmail account, but it didn't wo

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Mapotholik

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Re: I tried to follow these instructions to backup my gmail account, but it didn't wo

ok, so i now tried to make "allow all" at the pop gmail settings again but i'm getting this message:



what would you suggest to do?

help?
 

Admiral Michael

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Re: I tried to follow these instructions to backup my gmail account, but it didn't wo

So why do you want to do this? Why not just use an email client like outlook or thunderbird?
 

Mapotholik

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Re: I tried to follow these instructions to backup my gmail account, but it didn't wo

So why do you want to do this? Why not just use an email client like outlook or thunderbird?


so, why do you use the word so?

i want to use these instructions because i want to backup all my emails to a folder as mentioned there somewhere.

thanks,
 

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