Oh I forgot to mention that while you comment on this, please note that the 
local POP server (Norman) is ok, because I tried several mail clients it 
worked (Becky, OE, Outlook...).

Thanks!
Shannon


>From: ts <decoux / moulon.inra.fr>
>Reply-To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
>To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org (ruby-talk ML)
>CC: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
>Subject: Re: socket emergency
>Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 00:03:45 +0900
>
> >>>>> "S" == Shannon Fang <xrfang / hotmail.com> writes:
>
>S> It hangs here.
>
>  Have you tried with the module 'net/pop' to see if it do the same ?
>
>=== Enshort Code
>
>The example above is very verbose. You can enshort code by using
>some utility methods. At first, block form of Net::POP3.start can
>alternates POP3.new, POP3#start and POP3#finish.
>
>     require 'net/pop'
>
>     Net::POP3.start('pop.example.com', 110,
>                     'YourAccount', 'YourPassword') {|pop|
>       if pop.mails.empty?
>         puts 'no mail.'
>       else
>         i = 0
>         pop.each_mail do |m|   # or "pop.mails.each ..."
>           File.open("inbox/#{i}", 'w') {|f|
>             f.write m.pop
>           }
>           m.delete
>           i += 1
>         end
>         puts "#{pop.mails.size} mails popped."
>       end
>     }
>
>
>
>Guy Decoux
>

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