xfce4-mailwatch not connecting under transparent proxy

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Thu Apr 24 04:05:01 CEST 2008

On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 00:08:39 +0200 Liviu Andronic wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I use xfce4-mailwatch to check my Gmail boxes. However, I connect to
> Internet through a transparent proxy, and I suspect that this causes
> connection errors. Unlike the xfce4-weather, where I can manually
> specify the connection settings, xfce4-mailwatch seems to
> automagically detect the proxy settings. However, it fails:
> "[Mailbox] Failed to connect to server: Connection refused"
> I get the same error message for to separate accounts. My proxy
> settings are specified through the following env variables:
> liviu at localhost ~ $ env | grep -i proxy
> http_proxy=PROXY_SERVER:PORT
> rsync_proxy=PROXY_SERVER:PORT
> https_proxy=PROXY_SERVER:PORT

A little confused: is your proxy transparent or not?  If it's
transparent, you don't need to set any env vars for anything.  That's
kinda the entire point of a transparent proxy.  If it isn't, then you're
out of luck: mailwatch doesn't support proxy connections.


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