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Old 09-21-2004, 12:10 PM   #1
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Angry mail host in mandrake 10


I enter my isp in the host line of Kmail (i,e pop1. blah blah blah) but it says that it is not recognised, what am I doing wrong?
 
Old 09-21-2004, 12:45 PM   #2
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Can you ping your mail server?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 12:57 PM   #3
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Sorry but you will have to explain that to me, I can get on to the internet.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 03:47 PM   #4
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Angry still can't get any mail prog. to see isp

I'm still searching forums,google and reading books to find the answer to why mail progs. reject my isp entry. Surely someone out there has had the same problem when setting up linux. If nothing happens soon I will have to give up and go back to using windows full time ( now I will have to wash my mouth out with soap) .
 
Old 10-02-2004, 04:24 PM   #5
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If you read and try this you might not have to give up...
 
Old 10-02-2004, 04:25 PM   #6
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What does the isp entry look like? Maybe you're trying
to enter something that's not canonical, and winDOHs
works around it?


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-02-2004, 04:40 PM   #7
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Your two threads have been merged, as they are about the same thing.

As Tinkster says it'd be great to see what you actualy enter (not user and pass, but pop3 server). Also, are you able to browse web etc (I mean: is your connection working correctly)?
 
Old 10-02-2004, 09:27 PM   #8
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I can get onto the web ok but I have to set up the connection everytime, also, what indication is there that says I'm connected e.g. an icon somewhere that can de clicked on to disconnect (just like windows), for the mail I enter the same as windows i.e. pop1.ns.sympatico.ca and smtp1.ns.sympatico.ca Thanks for taking the time to help as I do not want to go back to Gatesland. Thanks for the link, I'll try to ask more intelligently in future.

Last edited by fid def; 10-09-2004 at 11:27 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 02:57 PM   #9
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Usually there's no visible indication you're online (when it's a broadband). If you're using dial-up and you (your user) has established the connection, there should be dialer program icon in the system tray (righ-down corner of the screen).

The method you can always use is to ping them. 'Ping' is a small message sent to the server to see if it's up and if you can reach it. The command to do this is
ping -c 4 hostname
'-c 4' is an option that allows 4 such messages to be sent. It's OK in most cases. When I tries to ping both servers you mentioned, it looks that the first one blocks pings (it has worng POP3 server) and the second one is not accessible from my location. To test your connection you can ping a site that you know that accept pings (like www.linuxquestions.org or www.google.com).
 
Old 10-04-2004, 09:34 AM   #10
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I'm having trouble booting up today i.e. "kernal panic: no init found" so I'll sort that out and get back to you then. Cheers.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 04:51 PM   #11
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OK. I suggest a boot from your installation cd in rescue mode and a disk check using fsck.
 
  


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