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Old 02-11-2004, 11:18 PM   #1
theonlylivinggo
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problem setting up emal to work in Mozilla


I'm using Red Hat 7.3 and I've set up my mail account(s) in Mozilla. Every time I do a send message I get the following error: "The PASS Command did not succeed. Mail server mail.3dcolorgraphics.com responded: authorization failed."
Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong and where I should correct it? I'm not sure if it's my mail handler in Mozilla, something I did in the Linux setup, or something in my web host.
Thanks for you assistance.
Scott - stumped in Seattle ?!?!?!?!?

also, when I try and create a message it just leaves the From line blank and won't allow me to type anything in it. There is no option for inserting anything in the pulldown menu.
Help!
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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it appears to me that your using the wrong password for you account ... just by generally looking at the error ... it shows your mailserver, and that authorization failed, cause of passing of the PASS command ...

cause here is a breakdown of the POP3 protocol commands :
Code:
Protocol Command	Description
USER username 	        Identify the user
PASS password 	        Type in the password
LIST 	                Lists all emails available
RETR # 	                Retrieval of a given email
DELE # 	                Mark a given email for deletion upon clean logout
QUIT 	                Close the session cleanly
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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Hey Doc,
Thanx. But I'm kind of puzzled...when I set up the account in Mozilla it never actually gave me the option to enter a password. Is there someplace that I did that when I configured my mail in Red Hat that I forgot (senior blonde moment)? Or is there some secret button I don't have clearance for?
Thanx.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 04:59 AM   #4
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hello,

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...when I set up the account in Mozilla it never actually gave me the option to enter a password
indeed not - don't worry though. what should happen is that when you go to retrieve your mail, you should be prompted for a password (with the option of having Mozilla remember the password for future login attempts)...

puzzling... you haven't per chance entered an invalid password and had mozilla save that, by mistake?
 
Old 02-12-2004, 08:04 AM   #5
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No, although I thought of that. I went back and deleted all accounts, including the outgoing smtp server, and went through the setup process completely again.
And again I was never prompted for my password. This time, however, it again fails first, same message, then asks me for a Password. No matter what I enter (the right password or the wrong one) I get the same PASS failed message.
I am well and truly stumped. But still not willing to install Outlook Express, even if I could, which I don't know because I haven't checked because I wouldn't do it even if I could. Oh, jeez..I'm sounding like Golum or Britney or ???
If anyone knows there way around this one I'd love to hear it. This (and the scrolling mouse wheel not working) are pretty much the last two items keeping me from the final migration.
Thanks for any help.
Scott
 
Old 02-12-2004, 10:23 AM   #6
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hi,

i've just been over to your site - lovely work..

can you just confirm that it is a pop3 mail server that you're trying to connect to.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 10:56 AM   #7
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Thanx for the look. Yes, it's a POP3, although I've also tried to configure using my University of Washington IMAP account as the outgoing smtp. nsl
I'm also stumped on getting my gFTP to handshake with my current web host. Man! I wish I knew Linux! Well, we all gotta start somewhere, right? For me the best way to learn is try stuff, get stuck, try and figure it out, ask and read. I may not find all the answers I need right away, but I seem to get answers to other things that come up. So the joy is the journey, not the destination.
Back to the issue at hand...POP3. As I mentioned, I now get the prompt for the password, but it rejects it. Ideas?
Thanx.
Scott
btw: I got the mouse scrolling, now if only I can get the "thumb button" to be recognized as a middle button, the internet media keys on the keyboard configured, RealPlayer working (of course that assumes that I go buy a sound card and install/config it), figure out the gFTP issue, figure out how to get the Wine platform working....
So little time, so much to know. And I just wanted to do art...such a silly rabbit!
 
Old 03-10-2004, 02:24 PM   #8
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I got extactly the same problem...stumped!
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:26 PM   #9
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It sounds like you need to set an identity. This is done in the mail window, which you can get at with the "letter" icon on the bottom left of the mozilla window, by going to Window->Mail & Newsgroups, or with <cntl>2. At least on my version of mozilla.... When there, create a new account, and set up your email address.

For outgoing mail you can use your own server on the linux box or set up outgoing smpt server at your ISP (or any server to which you have access. This is done in "Mail and Newsgroups account settings" found under Edit from the main mail window or a mail-compose window. To use your linux box (assuming it can send mail out), set the SMTP server to localhost (port 25), avoid the check password option I'ld say.

Myself, I find it easiest to use fetchmail to download mail with fetchmail from pop- or imap-servers, and definitely use my own mail agent to send mail.
 
  


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