Postie supports POP3, IMAP, POP3 SSL, and IMAP SSL but the last three require php-imap support which Dreamhost doesn’t include without recompiling your own PHP install. So i’m stuck with regular POP3.
If you look at this article in the DreamHost wiki it notes the webmail uses IMAP and not POP -> http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB_/Email/Client-Specific_Setup/_DreamHost_Webmail#Is_there_web-based_access_to_DreamHost_Email.3F
"Have you tried using Postie to access a DreamHost email account using POP3?"
Yes and the authentication fails. After entering my mail.YOURDOMAIN.com and login credentials into Postie I get the following message after manually executing the program:
“There does not seem to be any new mail.”
Weird, because there is new mail in there. After digging around I found the following about this problem:
“One possibility is the mail server refuses connections that attempt to provide an unencrypted password - like POP3.If your webserver and email server are on the same physical computer you can specify localhost or 127.0.0.1 as the mail server. That traffic is assumed to be OK without encryption because it never traveled across the network.”
I tried specifying the localhost for my mail server but that didn’t work. Is my email server on the same physical computer as my web server?
So after all that, I figured if I could find an email account that I can authenticate over port 110 then I would be good to go. hence this post.