Postie and Gmail/Google Apps

My Google Apps account was not working with the Postie plugin.

I got this error message:

Unable to connect. The server said – POP3 connect: Error
Try putting in your full email address as a userid and try again.

My settings were:

Mail Protocol: POP3
(The only other option IMAP/IMAP-SSL/POP3-SSL had a message saying it was not available.)

Port: 995

Postie Time Correction: –6 hours

Mail Server:

Mail Userid: <email address>

Mail password: <password>

I did a little Google digging and found the solution in a comment at the very bottom of this page at Economy Sized Geek.

All I had to do was add “ssl://” to the beginning of my mail server to become “ssl://”

After making the change, I was able to connect to the mail server. Thank you, lewen7er9.

Postie 1.3.2 and WordPress MU

There is a problem with Postie 1.3.2 and WordPress MU.

On the blogs within my installation of WordPress MU, I would get this error when I went to the backend of the blogs that had Postie 1.3.2 activated:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_get_current_user() in /<install path>/wp-includes/capabilities.php on line 920

The quickest fix was to use FTP to delete the plugin and replace it with the earlier version of Postie (1.3.1).  You can get it here:

I activated Postie 1.3.1 and everything seemed to be OK.

Now I just have to remember not to update the plugin until the issue is resolved.

Update: The text of the message is coming through, but it drops the subject.  It was adding “(via Postie)” until I deactivated the Postie Filter plugin. Anyone know why it’s doing this?  Please comment.