getmail problem

Stephen R Guglielmo srguglielmo at
Fri Mar 13 18:02:35 UTC 2015

On Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:06:59 +0100
Harald Weis <hawei at> wrote:
> What could be the cause for the following error message:
> SimpleIMAPSSLRetriever:hawei at
> getmail-hawei-rc: operation error (command: LOGIN => socket error:
> EOF)

It would be my first instinct to blame the remote server, but I don't
want to jump to conclusions too quickly. You could run tcpdump (or
wireshark if you want a GUI) to get more of an idea of what's causing
it. I have used getmail with Gmail in the past through a cronjob and
it's worked quite well. I assume you're using the latest version of

I thought I could make an account on so I could test it from my
end, but it doesn't seem to offer this (I initially thought it was a
free webmail site).
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