I’m on the latest and up-to-date Debian (as of end 2023) with XFCE.
I’ve installed Balsa.
I can configure SMTP and send emails, no problem.
I cannot configure POP3 and receive emails.
There is to my knowlege no logging, and there are no error messages; all I get is a small dialog which flashes up briefly and says something like “checking inbox”.
I have with the same email configuration set up the client client on my phone (e/OS), which works.
I’ve tried everything I can think of, and all combinations there-of, including for example putting or not putting the port number on the server IP name (it’s not clear from the docs if you must do this, or if it is optional).
I can’t make it work, and there’s no error information, at all. Brick wall hit, unable to move on (going to write my own email client now - Thunderbird went the wrong way for me, and I’ve found after considerable searching nothing else I actually like or want to use, not on XFCE at any rate).