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Sunday, March 29, 2009

yahoo2mbox.pl error: Unexpected title page format

The problem


c:\emails\yahoo2mbox-0.24>perl yahoo2mbox.pl --user=pooja13pandey --pass=<password>
1 --delay=5 desimasala
Logging in as pooja13pandey... ok.
Getting number of messages in group desimasala...
Unexpected title page format (DesiMasala).

The solution


This simply means that the user with which we are trying to archive the yahoo group's messages locally, is not part of the yahoo group yet. So now I make pooja13pandey user a part of the desimasala yahoo group.
c:\emails\yahoo2mbox-0.24>perl yahoo2mbox.pl --user=pooja13pandey --pass=<password>
1 --delay=5 desimasala
Logging in as pooja13pandey... ok.
Getting number of messages in group desimasala...
Retrieving messages 1..12389:
Endless redirect loop detected while retrieving message 1.
This error is often due to using incorrect case in the group name.
Saved 0 message(s) in desimasala.

Hmm, so there is still some problem. Although, there is a yahoo group called Desimasala, Im not able to login to it through yahoo2mbox.pl script for some reason. On closer look, one can see that the group name is case-sensitive. It needs to be DesiMasala, instead of Desimasala or desiMasala or desimasala.

So, lets make that correction and try again.
c:\emails\yahoo2mbox-0.24>perl yahoo2mbox.pl --user=pooja13pandey --pass=<password>
1 --delay=5 DesiMasala
Will resume at message 1
Logging in as pooja13pandey... ok.
Getting number of messages in group DesiMasala...
Retrieving messages 1..12389:

.. And, Bingo! It worked.

3 comments:

  1. Luciano Evaristo Guerche (Gorše)July 22, 2010 at 5:31 AM

    Gaurav Verma,

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    Regards.

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  2. Sorry, my bad, it worked. I had to add the country domain:

    perl yahoo2mbox.pl --start=100 --end=105 --user=xxxxxxxx --country=ar mygroupname

    Thanks for sharing your problem, it led me to my solution

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