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Old 07-13-2005, 03:46 PM   #1
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Location: Cairo, Egypt
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IMAP/POP3 problem

Here is the situation:

i have configured and internal DNS server with domain:

# more /etc/named.conf

zone "" {
type master;
file "";


with the map file /var/named/, with the following configuration:

#more /var/named/
$TTL 86400

@ IN SOA (
2005061422 ;
28800 ;
14400 ;
3600000 ;
0 ) ;


ahna IN A

ahna IN MX 10

then i installed postfix with the following configuration:

# more /etc/postfix/
# These are only the parameters changed from a default install
# see /etc/postfix/ for a commented, fuller version of this file.

# These are changed by postfix install script
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.1.5/README_FILES
sample_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.1.5/samples
html_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.1.5/html
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix
setgid_group = postdrop
command_directory = /usr/sbin
manpage_directory = /usr/share/man
daemon_directory = /usr/lib/postfix
newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases.postfix
mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq.postfix

# User configurable parameters

mynetworks_style = host
delay_warning_time = 4h
smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name ($mail_version) (Mandrakelinux)
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 450
smtp-filter_destination_concurrency_limit = 2
lmtp-filter_destination_concurrency_limit = 2
smtpd_sasl_path = /etc/postfix/sasl:/usr/lib/sasl2

then installed a POP3, cyrus-imapd, and fetchmail, and configured .fetchmailrc for user foo

my problem is that when i send a mail from to, i can see the mail using the command line, but if i use kmail or any email client i can't get the mail.

Thnx at least for reading this

Last edited by barghota; 07-13-2005 at 03:49 PM.
Old 07-14-2005, 05:11 AM   #2
Michael Johnson
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What server is the email client pointing to. It has to point to your mail server for local delivery.
Old 07-14-2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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i am pointing the mail client to, with imap and pop3, and nothing is retriving anything


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