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    Sendmail Problem

    I configured sendmail 8.12.9 on my RH9 without any problem. I can now only send mails from the mail server but not on my "CLIENT"

    My configs are as follows:

    sendmail server:
    gateway server: /203.x.x.x

    I try sending or receiving mails from my ISP using the same account on the mail server but it always ask for mail authenticaion.

    The error looks like this:

    There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your Password was rejected. Account: 'mail', Server: '', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR Bad login', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC92

    I provided these entries on the mail configs using Outlook:

    Incoming POP3 mail: (mail server LAN Address]
    Outgoing SMTP mail:

    Incoming mail server:
    Account name: username#203.x.x.x [ISP IP Address]
    Password: ******** [ISP Assigned Password]

    My gateway firewall permits SMTP and POP3 to go-out.

    My local mail client have different password as to my ISP. This could have been the error. But how can I fix this?

    What should I do to eliminate the problem

  2. #2
    Hi Gurus out there,

    Had some progress with the problem previouly posted. When I change the following settings:

    Incoming mail server:
    Account name: username#203.x.x.x [ISP IP Address]
    Password: ******** [ISP Assigned Password]


    Incoming mail server:
    Account name: username [i removed the ISP server ip]
    Password: ******** [ISP Assigned Password]

    Then I changed the password to be the same as my ISP assigned password.

    Authentication now, seems to be working.

    Could you pls help me on how to collect mails from my ISP. I already had my DNS to have MX entries of my iSP mail server, is this entries enough to allow me to collect my mails? Where can I put the entries so that I can collect mail from remote host such as my ISP. My mail server already had IMAP and POP3 running under xinetd.

    I have an entry on as such this:

    # SMTP daemon options
    O DaemonPortOptions=Name=MTA
    O DaemonPortOptions=Port=587, Name=MSA, M=E

    # SMTP client options
    #O ClientPortOptions=Family=inet, Address=

    Also, made the email user entries on my /etc/mail/aliases to correspond to my LAN clients.

    I have a permission to relay messages to my ISP. And I also have a valid IP Address.

    Hope you can help me.


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