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Magic Article Submitter - IMAP warning

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by bigleftie, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. bigleftie

    bigleftie Junior Member

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    Last night, I bought Magical Article Submitter (MAS) and ran into some difficulties. I have been in touch with MAS support, but I figured I'd share this information (maybe I'll save someone some hassles).

    As part of creating a new Profile, I provided IMAP e-mail account information. I clicked on the button to test the e-mail account information and the software informed me that my e-mail was set up properly. Since the software allowed me to, I typed in the Inbox and Spam folders. At that point, my profile was created and my e-mail account settings were verified. Awesome (and fast)!!!

    Next, I moved on to the registration process. I re-ran the registration process over and over again, to retry the registration process for the ones that failed previously. After about 7 times, I ended up registering at like 830 of the 900+ directories. Again - Awesome (and pretty fast - about 10 minutes total)!!!!!

    Then, I moved on to activating the accounts. I was watching the log window, when I noticed that it could not connect to my e-mail Inbox. UH-OH - Why not?:scratchch

    Bottom line, the e-mail was not set up properly. MAS could not connect to the e-mail server (yup - it lied to me when I created my profile). Without connecting to the e-mail server, it could not do the "automatic activation" (obviously since it couldn't access the activation e-mails that contained the activation links).

    I messed with things a bit and realized, I was able to enter "incorrect" Inbox and Spam folder names (as well as incorrect username and password values) for my e-mail account and MAS would still tell me that e-mail was set up properly. It seems the only values that were tested were the IMAP Server and IMAP Port. Basically, it's a test for the existance of the e-mail server on a particular port - not a test to see if the e-mail account can actually be accessed.

    Avoiding this problem is VERY SIMPLE. Be sure that you SELECT IMAP FOLDER NAMES for the Inbox and Spam. Do not type them in!

    If MAS was able to connect to the IMAP server, it would have filled in the drop-down boxes with valid folder names.

    If the IMAP folder drop-down boxes have nothing in them, then it was not able to access the account.


    Hopefully this saves some of you guys a little bit of hassle.
     
  2. black code

    black code Junior Member

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    I have MAS and MAR since 2 months now, and from the first day i know that i should chose the folder of the inbox and the spam box after make a test connection for the IMAP server to make sure that everything is OK, i think you should seen the videos that came with the program first befor use it.
    But anyway thanks!
     
  3. black code

    black code Junior Member

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    ....delete this plz
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  4. jonazworld

    jonazworld Newbie

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    what's this all about?