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Old 10-12-2003, 02:57 AM   #1
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qmail-pop3d doesn't seem to allow POP3 access...?


Hi there...
I'm running qmail on mandrake 9.1, I wanted to have POP3 access from other machines on my LAN and possibly even from the net (e.g. home - work).

I currently have qmail running and working with courier-imap and squirrelmail. I can send and receive emails to and from hotmail using these services however when I try to log in using POP3 access I get denied.

Testing with "Evolution" i get this error message:
Unable to connect to POP server evil
Error sending password: -ERR authorization failed

Please enter password:

I've entered the CORRECT password a number of times (on the computer 'evil') and still keep getting this error message.

Does any one have any ideas about what could be causing this? or where to start looking? (I'm quite new to linux and had the same??? configuration working on the install before).

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 03:08 AM   #2
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telnetting to port 110

When I telnet in to port 110 on 'evil' I get connected but when I try to authorise myself using: (commands from http://www.good-stuff.co.uk/useful/pop3.php)

USER xxx
+OK
PASS xxx
-ERR authorization failed
Connection closed by foreign host.

however its the same username and password as the courier-imap and squirrelmail is using and working on

qmail-pop3d must be running to get to port 110 right? is there a program which authorises POP3 requests? if so how do i check that it is running?

Thanks again.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 05:02 PM   #3
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Bump.

Anybody?, I get the same error..

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Old 11-27-2003, 12:10 PM   #4
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I know where you problem is. It's the checkpasswd. I have it to. I cant compile passwd to work on my linux machine. (redhat 9)
 
Old 11-27-2003, 02:46 PM   #5
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Yes... that was it

I installed again but this time I actually read the howto... I used a different authentication and it worked with out problems.

I followed this tutorial btw: http://www.mrw.demon.co.uk/qmail-howto.html and I'm pretty sure I choose checkpassword when installing qmail-pop3d.

Hope this helps someone else out there.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 09:22 PM   #6
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I have the same problem with Fedora Core 2 and QMail 1.05.

The checkpassword bug is a patch that is required for the errno.h file. Once this patch is installed, it compiles correctly.

I can do the manual procedure for checkpassword, and it works correctly.

My problem is telnetting to port 110.
I cannot connect at all from another machine, and doing a telnet from the linux console barfs at the password entry.

Anybody got an update/answer for a noob?
 
  


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