On Fri, 14 Oct 2016, KONRAD Frederic wrote:

Le 13/10/2016 à 21:15, James Freer a écrit :
On Thu, 13 Oct 2016, KONRAD Frederic wrote:

Hi everybody,

I'm new to Mutt and I'm trying to get emails from my yahoo IMAP account so I configured ~/.muttrc like this:

set folder=imaps://konrad.frede...@imap.mail.yahoo.com
set spoolfile=imaps://konrad.frede...@imap.mail.yahoo.com/INBOX
set header_cache=~/.mutt_headers

As a result I'm asked for the password when I launch `mutt`.
Then it starts downloading the email headers.. Then it fails after 5~6 minutes without having a chance of finishing to get the headers.

The end of the debug log says the following:

[2016-10-13 11:01:12] 5< )
[2016-10-13 11:01:12] parse_parameters: `charset="us-ascii"'
[2016-10-13 11:01:12] parse_parameter: `charset' = `us-ascii'
[2016-10-13 11:01:12] 5< * BYE IMAP4rev1 Server logging out
[2016-10-13 11:01:12] Handling BYE
[2016-10-13 11:01:12] IMAP4rev1 Server logging out
[2016-10-13 11:01:14] Erreur à l'ouverture de la boîte aux lettres
[2016-10-13 11:01:15] mutt_free_body: not unlinking newsletter_201212.html. [2016-10-13 11:01:15] mutt_free_body: not unlinking newsletter_201301.html. [2016-10-13 11:01:15] mutt_free_body: not unlinking newsletter_201302.html. [2016-10-13 11:01:15] mutt_free_body: not unlinking newsletter_201303.html. [2016-10-13 11:01:15] mutt_free_body: not unlinking newsletter_201304.html. [2016-10-13 11:01:15] mutt_free_body: not unlinking newsletter_201305.html.
[2016-10-13 11:01:15]
is_from(): parsing: konradf@asus Thu Oct 13 09:16:38 2016
[2016-10-13 11:01:15] is_from(): got return path: konradf@asus
[2016-10-13 11:01:15] is_from(): month=9, day=13, hr=9, min=16, sec=38, yr=116.
[2016-10-13 11:01:15] parse_parameters: `charset=us-ascii'
[2016-10-13 11:01:15] parse_parameter: `charset' = `us-ascii'
[2016-10-13 11:03:38] mutt_index_menu[697]: Got op 147

I tried to add the following lines in the config file but it didn't change anything:

set imap_keepalive = 60
set imap_idle=yes

I've ~30K emails on this account is that the issue?
Any idea how I can fix that?


Maybe there is a problem with the new security that yahoo has put in place. If you go to account info on the yahoo UI - bottom of the list is 'allow apps that use less secure sign in'... move the bar to 'yes' if on 'no'. Also what ports are you using - 993 and 465 are what I use.


Hi James,

Thanks for your help. I had this less secure sign in option activated.
For the port seems to be 993.

Thing is.. It start to get the header, I see the number increasing.. But 5/6 minutes later at 11000/30000 emails it just stops and the server logs out.


Not really much help - it was just an idea having had the sign in issue myself with yahoo. Your problem is too technical for me I think.


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