bearzlos wrote: ↑
Wed May 06, 2020 1:50 pm
I'm using Mint19 64 bit and ClawsMail 3.16.0 on my desktop. About a week ago incoming mail from <myname>@bellsouth.net suddenly stopped and I get this error message:
Connection to inbound.att.net:995 failed.
When I look at the ClawsMail log I see one of two messages:
1) * Account '1Bellsouth': Connecting to POP3 server: inbound.att.net:995...
*** SSL/TLS handshake failed
Hi, I've merged your topic to this one about Evolution as it looks to be the exact same problem. I see your mailserver is with AT&T (inbound.att.net), which in turn is operated by Yahoo mail and on this topic we've found that since a short while all Yahoo mail operated domains (Yahoo mail, AT&T, AOL, Verizon and now also Bellsouth) are giving the same "handshake failed" error with POP3.
A few workarounds have been found that you may try:
- Switch to using IMAP instead of POP3 for receiving email.
- Replace Claws installed from the Ubuntu 18.04 package base repository used by Linux Mint 19.x with Claws installed from Flathub https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.cl ... Claws-Mail. Command line instructions for installation are on that page but you can also look up Claws in the Flatpak category in Software Manager. Flatpaks are an alternative package format, usable on all Linux distros, which don't depend on system libraries. For Evolution this worked so hopefully it also does for Claws.
- Thunderbird is reported to work so (temporarily) using a different email client might be an option.
There is a bug report on Ubuntu for Evolution: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1876286
. It would be useful to add Claws-Mail is also affected with Yahoo mail operated domains (Yahoo mail, AT&T, AOL, Verizon, Bellsouth)!
wpshooter wrote: ↑
Wed May 06, 2020 8:25 am
All of this, because no one in charge of this OS has moved the latest (version that works - 3.36.1 by Flathub.org) of Evolution from the software manager (sort of goes under the name of Flatpak) over to Synaptic software manager/installer.
That's how Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint all work—you get stable releases which get security updates for long time but no new feature version updates with a few exceptions (eg, Firefox and on Linux Mint also Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, Mint tools, X-apps and such). Through PPAs, Flatpaks, AppImages and Snaps users can get latest releases of programs, with the latter three including needed system libraries so those can also be newer than are installed in your OS.
Considering the same issue is affecting both Evolution and Claws-Mail, for the same underlying email service Yahoo mail, this doesn't look like an Evolution issue but an issue with one of the system libraries & whatever (if anything) Yahoo mail changed.