ugh. so gmail’s pop3 randomly stopped working earlier today, and wordpress deleted instead of saving the post I made about it. and I have to fill out forms for the school tomorrow apparently, and today’s generally being a stressful day.
gmail randomly stops sending messages over pop sometimes, telling the client there are 0 (so you don’t notice any problems at first), and there are only two ways to fix it: reset it to send you mails after the reset time (meaning any mail between the failure and then is only stored on their server, never sent to you) or reset it to send you *all* your mail ever.
I ended up choosing the second option, because I need my local archive, so I’m going to be unable to use mail for a while. last time I had to do this it took at least a day, iirc. since gmail limits how many messages you can download (it seems the more you check mail the less you get) and I’m not on a very fast connection, this could take a long, long time.
I can’t read my mail while it’s doing this – webmail can mess up gmail’s pop sometimes too – so I won’t be responding to mail until this is all done. I can still read panel-devel via the web archive, though.
does anyone know of a reliable pop3 server that’s willing to respond to (and maybe even fix) server problems? I guess it’d have to be one that does *not* have a bajillion users already.