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Old 10-08-2003, 12:24 PM   #1
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Question How to allow Outlook to get mail


I'm a newbie. I have been able to configure sendmail and squirrelmail so I have web mail. But I am trying to get my outlook or mozilla email to connect and pull down emails. I am not having any luck. In outlook, it keeps telling me I cannot connect sockets or some such.
I am looking for a tutorial or FAQ on how to set up linux to allow Outlook to get mail.
Can you suggest anything?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 01:23 PM   #2
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make sure you have authorisation enabled in outlook. i am not able to give you the exact steps. its a checkbox
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:05 AM   #3
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Ahah! , I did some searching and found that I did not seem to have turned POP3 on.
I went in under Service Configuration panel and turned on "ipop3". I think I have pop3 access now.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:14 AM   #4
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Ok, this is the error I'm getting
The connection to the server has failed. Account 'coffee9876', Server 'mail.coffee9876.com', Protocol: POP3, Port 110 Secure SSL, No Socket Error10020.

Any ideas on what I can do to fix POP3 so I can access it?
 
Old 10-09-2003, 02:51 AM   #5
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coffee9876

In Outlook email setup for servers enter the LAN IP of your Linux box

Incoming mail (POP3) 192.168.0.4
Outgoing mail (SMTP) 192.168.0.4

Above is an example use your own IP

Under security leave certificate box's empty

Pete
 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:46 AM   #6
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Sorry, I entered the LAN IP value but that did not work.

How can I confirm that I have pop3 running on port 110?
Both internally from within RedHat and externally?

(yeah, not having POP3 email work is one way to externally tell that it's not working, but I was hoping for some sort of command line tool I could run to test this.)
 
Old 10-09-2003, 12:33 PM   #7
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chkconfig --list will give you the list of services.

runlevel will give you the current runlevel

check if you have pop3 enabled for your current runlevel

telnet ipaddress 110 from another machine would tell you whether its accessible

nmap localhost will scan all your ports and tell you which ones are open

ntsysv will give you the list of services being enabled to run automatically
 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:48 PM   #8
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STill won't work
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chkconfig --list will give you the list of services.
This gives me.....
chargen-udp: off
rsync: off
chargen: off
daytime-udp: off
daytime: off
echo-udp: off
echo: off
services: off
servers: off
time-udp: off
time: off
cups-lpd: off
sgi_fam: on
amanda: off
imap: on
imaps: off
ipop2: off
ipop3: on
pop3s: off
ktalk: off
so it looks like POP3 is working...
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runlevel will give you the current runlevel
I'm running at
N 5
Which I assume is level 5, and is the level I"ve set ipop3.
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telnet ipaddress 110
and
telnet ipaddress pop3
both give me.....
Trying [ipaddress]...
Connected to [ipaddress].
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK POP3 ftp.[domainname].com v2001.78rh server ready

Why is it ftp? That seems odd.
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And after all that.
I cannot get a socket connection, still get. "Protocol: POP3, Port 110 Secure SSL, No Socket Error10020"
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Could the default firewall be blocking this?
In the redhat interface, I I have it set on Medium, with eth0 unchecked,
WWW, FTP, SSH and Mail (SMTP) checked and Telnet and DHCP unchecked.
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Any things to try would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Coffee.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 12:20 PM   #9
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hi

looks like a firewall block. try flushing the firewall or disable it

service iptables stop


and try again
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:36 AM   #10
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Ahah! It turns out to be the firewall program that comes with Linux/RedHat that is causing the problem. I turned off firewall completely for a minute and was able to log in and pull down the files from the email program.
So this changes the question.

How do I change my firewall to let pop3 traffic on port 110 go in and out without compromising my system?

Current config
System settings > Secuity Level > Settings
Security Level Medium
WWW, FTP, and SMTP checked as OK.
 
  


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