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Old 06-14-2006, 05:10 AM   #1
fkeith
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help need in setting up mail service


HI THERE

I AM USING RHEL 3 AND USING SENDMAIL AS MTA
as a local service only AFTER GOING THROUGH SOME OF THE FORUMS I SET
UP SENDMAIL BY EDITING THE sendmail.mc


Port=smtp,Addr=127.0.0.1,Name=MTA" to "Port=smtp,Name=MTA
to my local ipaddress ie
Port=smtp,Addr=192.168.1.100,Name=MTA" to "Port=smtp,Name=MTA

and generated the sendmail.cf file by this command

m4 sendmail.mc >sendmail.cf

then /etc/init.d/sendmail restart

ALSO MADE THE CHANGE IN MY ETC/HOSTS FILE
and set that ip address 192.168.1.100 to point DOMAIN keith.com

i am able to ping the ipaddress and the hostname

then i edited the file located /etc/xinetd.d/ipop3


# default: off
# description: The POP3 service allows remote users to access their mail

# using an POP3 client such as Netscape Communicator, mutt,

# or fetchmail.
service pop3
{
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/ipop3d
log_on_success += USERID
log_on_failure += USERID
disable = no
}

/etc/xinetd.d/ipop3 restart

i am using Evolution as the email client

i set up the pop3 address as 192.168.1.100 port 110
username:root@keith.com
autentication type:password

i set up the smtp address as 192.168.1.100 port 25
username:root@keith.com
autentication type:password

tried sending a test mail nothing happens

when checking the pop3 service i get an error
-ERR bad password

my password is the root password with which i
log into the system.

I am still wordering what went wrong
can any one help me????
 
Old 06-15-2006, 01:50 AM   #2
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Hi,

Does it work when you connect as a normal user, not root ?


Regards
 
Old 06-16-2006, 01:06 AM   #3
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Hi,

Does it work when you connect as a normal user, not root ?


Regards
nope it does not work the same problem?

regards

keith
 
Old 06-16-2006, 04:27 AM   #4
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nope it does not work the same problem?

regards

keith

Hi,

What happens when you telnet to the server?

telnet yourmailserver 110
user user
pass pass

what do you use as login ?
root@domain.com or root ?


Regards
 
Old 06-16-2006, 09:08 AM   #5
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MY LOGIN SCREEN LOOKS LIKE THIS

keith login:root
password:********

when i telnet 192.168.1.100 110
trying 192.168.1.100

telnet 192.168.1.100
connected to keith.com
220 keith.com SMTP sendmail 8.12.10.18.12.10 Sat 17 Jun 2006 04:41 +0530

Last edited by fkeith; 06-17-2006 at 12:55 AM.
 
  


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