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POP3 problem

By Choppit ·
Does anyone have any ideas why I am unable to retrive mail via POPs from my RH9 server. For whatever reason the server rejects the login credentials. IMAP is installed and the POP3 daemon is running and listening on port 110 (verified by telnetting). I've tried Outlook 2000, Express and Thunderbird from Win XP client. I also tried Evolution on the mail server with the same result (ERR - bad login). This occurs with all users and the passwords are correct. I've also tried this on another similar server with the same results. Firewall services are turned off. Any ideas?

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by house In reply to POP3 problem

What are the security settings for your mail server? If the server requires a secure password, and you are authenticating with an unsecure, there will be a problem (and vise versa).

There also could be an issue with your user name. For example, if you have the address..."myname@server.local", the default username is "myname". Your mail server might require the "myname@server.local" as the username to authenticate you.

You can view the mail using IMAP, but cannot download via Pop3?

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by Choppit In reply to

Thanks for your suggestions. Secure password is not required and I've tried both username scenarios. IMAP doesn't work either. Any other ideas?

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by LiamE In reply to POP3 problem

Are the mail accounts associated with a normal login account?

If not associate em and use the account login.

Conversly if there is an asociation make sure that that the account logged in is trying to pick up its 'own' mail.

Sorry, not a RH expert - just trying to extrapolate from MS/Novell etc.

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by Choppit In reply to

Yes the mail accounts are associated with normal Linux user accounts. The mail client is using credentials relevant to the above. Thanks anyway.

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