I noticed I wasn't getting emails today. So I checked mail, no new messages. I use a combination of a forward MX that will store and forward mail to my SMTP server behi… (read more)
I noticed I wasn't getting emails today. So I checked mail, no new messages. I use a combination of a forward MX that will store and forward mail to my SMTP server behind a VPN for when my SMTP server is unavailable.
I control both client and server. This is the first time where the VPN itself is working fine and my mail forwarder is delivering just fine to my SMTP server.
The problem is... Thunderbird says 'no new messages on server' which proves that authentication works just fine. I can look on the server, tail my mail file and see new messages that are not in Thunderbird. And yet, despite sending myself new mail, thunderbird just dumbly comes back with 'no new messages on server.'
I do have leave messages on server ticked, fwiw; however, I've only had issues when the upstream mail isn't being delivered to my SMTP server.
I've tried an older solution, moving the mail index file; however, that didn't do the trick (did rebuild the index, but didn't trigger download of new messages). Nothing has changed. I even fired up my Desktop and tried downloading mail there despite needing to merge inboxes and it did the same thing... no new messages. I ended up upgrading Thunderbird from 78 (which was working fine the last few days, btw) to whatever version it is now (91? 92?).
I do not have a webmail ui to try to find a malformed message (and I'm sure that message is long passed as, unfortunately, I have a 2gb+ mail file at this point in /var, long story). I may be able to pinpoint it based on the actual dates when the last email was received in my inbox (and combing thru the 2gb+ server's mail file).
It's vital that my mail client can actually download email. I have no idea why it's not working; also tried tls.min 1 and tls.min 0 as well as enable legacy flags in options to no avail just in case.
HELP! I've used Thunderbird for a long time (since 2006, maybe earlier) but this is the first time I have ever had a client-related problem downloading over pop3. I use courier as my pop server and purposefully do not advertise or listen (or port forward) on the internet. So it's just local LAN traffic or via ssh tunnel/port forwarding.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
It seems like perhaps Tbird is confused as to what it last downloaded and is now not triggering new mail pulls. IT could, naturally, be something on the mail server regarding the inbox there. I don't really use any other accounts, but I suppose I could try setting a test up.
I can send mail just fine via the same SMTP server that receives mail for the client, so it appears mostly isolated to pop/thunderbird.
Hoping someone here knows what to do to get it to try to pull mail again.