imaplib.error state AUTH

Bug #762563 reported by dayf on 2011-04-16
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Bug Description

my test was with
cat .popper/popper.log
Checking email accounts at: Sat Apr 16 10:14:13 2011
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 1218, in <module>
    if __name__ == '__main__': main()
  File "", line 1208, in main
    indicator.timeout() # immediate check, firstcheck=True
  File "", line 536, in timeout
    self.mail_list = self.mails.get_mail(self.sort_order) # get all mails from all inboxes
  File "", line 222, in get_mail
    status, data =, 'UNSEEN') # ALL or UNSEEN
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 627, in search
    typ, dat = self._simple_command(name, *criteria)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1070, in _simple_command
    return self._command_complete(name, self._command(name, *args))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 825, in _command
    ', '.join(Commands[name])))
imaplib.error: command SEARCH illegal in state AUTH, only allowed in states SELECTED

dayf (dayf) wrote :

needed to explicitly specify port number 993 as in -- solved, cheers!

Pa_trick17 (trick17) wrote :

No bug.

Changed in popper:
status: New → Invalid
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