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POP3 error -"Error in RETR command: Received an empty line"

POP3 error -"Error in RETR command: Received an empty line"

POP3 error -"Error in RETR command: Received an empty line"

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I am trying to fetch e-mails using a POP3 client (okay, it's Gmail), but I get the error noted above.  When I click for more info, I get the following:

This error message indicates that the other provider is not complying with POP protocols. Most likely, one of your messages has a period on a line by itself, and your other server is failing to send the message correctly. Deleting the affected message may cause your messages to resume downloading. Please contact your other provider for more details.

This is the first time I have had any problems with POP3 in about 2 1/2 years.  Any ideas?

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