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  1. #1

    Accessing Email From Localhost on RH9

    When I try to access my email on the localhost (either as root or as other user), I get a message that the connection was refused. I have the IMAP rpm installed. I get the same message ('connection refused') whether I try to access the email via the email program that comes with RH9 or whether I type 'telnet localhost 110' from a terminal window, or whether I use Net::Pop3 in a perl script.

    Why is this? What do I need to do to allow the server to allow access? Any info is greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    London, UK
    IMAP listens on port 143, and uses the IMAP protocol, it is not a POP server.

    You need something like popd installed to access your mail on 110/TCP.


  3. #3
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    AFAIK, the IMAP package comes with POP server as well. However, it's very possible that you need to enable it, since if I recall correctly, it's disabled by default. Check /etc/xinetd.d - there should be a file that is called pop3 or similarly in there. Check it out and see if "disable" is set to yes.

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