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Hi, I have sendmail running on fedora core 2. The internal mail work fine with squirrelmail. But this is on a ltsp setup. When i try to download mail into ...
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    outlook express with sendmail


    Hi,
    I have sendmail running on fedora core 2. The internal mail work fine with squirrelmail. But this is on a ltsp setup. When i try to download mail into another standalone client running outlook express it gives me the following error.

    The connection to the server has failed. Account: '172.16.40.1', Server:
    '172.16.40.1', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error:
    10061, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E


    So i tried telnet 172.16.40.1 110 and it gives me connection refused.
    Am I getting this error cause the port 110 is not open on the server.
    Also i have enabled sendmail to receive requests from all ip addresses.

    Thanks

    Walter

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    Hi Walter,

    Have you started/installed your pop/imap server?

    do chkconfig --list |grep pop and look at the result

    to enable pop (or pop3 I think it is called) do chkconfig pop3 on


    //jonas

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    hi jonas,
    found that dovecot runs imap and not pop3. so had to modify the /etc/dovecot.conf file and enable the pop3 protocol.
    Getting mail from the local mailbox is now settled. But one problem still persists and that is sending mail via outlook to external addresses. I guess when a mail is being sent by outlook express it will post an MX query. Since the machine is on the local subnet, its query will not be answered by mail server of the external site. Is there anyway i can forward such queries via iptables, so that outlook can be used in the local lan as well as to pop off mail from external mail servers.

    Thanks
    Walter

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    Hi Walter,

    Can you send email from your mailserver? (i.e. mail foo@foo.org)

    //jonas

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