Android Question local POP3 server without network connection

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by wl, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. wl

    wl Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi,

    I'm not sure my question really belongs in this forum, but I'm just going to have a try.

    I wrote a POP3 server in B4A and it works great (a long as it runs on a port >= 1024). As it serves local data (it might already received pushed data before network connection was lost) it should be able to work without any network connection.

    Unfortunately the Android POP3 client app (on my Galaxy S4) refuses to do anything wihout a network connection ? Is there anything I can do about this ?

    Thanks
     
  2. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    Write you own client which dies NOT depend on network.
    Usually for an email-client it does not make sense to work without network.
     
  3. wl

    wl Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi,

    I know ... but it is just stupid the default mail apps just doesn't work (same applies to the default Android browser)...
    The K-9 mail app does work.
     
  4. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    what do you mean with "not doing anything"?

    the app should open with the mails it already retrieved.
     
  5. wl

    wl Well-Known Member Licensed User

    hi,

    Yes: the mail apps shows the mails already downloaded but it can not download the messages from my local POP3 server (which should be perfectly possible because the POP3 server is running on the Android device itself).
     
  6. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    what do you enter as server info?

    127.0.0.1 should work I guess.
     
  7. wl

    wl Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Yes, 127.0.0.1 or localhost.

    It works using the K9 email reader:
    it is just that the default Android apps (mail, browser) refuse to work without a network connection. Which is normal in 99% of the cases, but just not in my case ...
     
  8. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    if it works in K9 or K@ then the problem is not in your server part I guess.

    can you connect to it with a self written pop3 app?
     
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