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How to debug email application. (Reason: Email sync with IMAP server fails with server error.)

asked 2014-01-22 11:16:14 +0300

jr gravatar image

updated 2014-01-23 19:26:30 +0300

jukey gravatar image

My yahoo.com email account sync (IMAP) fails with server error. Is it possible to activate debugging in email application to see detailed information from server?

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Extra information on why anything fails would be nice actually. The error messages are almost as mysterious as the ones in Windows.

Bulder ( 2014-01-22 16:39:50 +0300 )edit

How to collect email logs:

If you have developer mode enabled, set in



Then run message server in foreground:

 pkill messageserver5; /usr/bin/messageserver5

reproduce the problem and disable logging by setting value above to zero again.

VDVsx ( 2014-01-23 17:55:20 +0300 )edit

Btw, yahoo.com IMAP settings are:

Username: full email address
Password: the password you login to Yahoo! with.
Server - imap.mail.yahoo.com
Port - 993
Secure connection - SSL
VDVsx ( 2014-01-23 17:58:26 +0300 )edit

@VDVsx I enabled developer mode but there is no directory called /home/nemo/QtProject/. Do I need to create one containing a file 'Messageserver.conf' that enables logging?

jukey ( 2014-01-23 22:31:22 +0300 )edit

@jukey That's not what I wrote above :) You are missing the ,config in the file path.

VDVsx ( 2014-01-24 08:10:50 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-25 02:16:24 +0300

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So apart from your Question, if you have created your email account pre there seem to have been some issues with IMAP account creation that were not remedied by simply updating the Sailfish OS.

What fixed it for me was to remove the email account entirely and re-adding it. Since it's all IMAP you shouldn't lose any mail by doing this.

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