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On a laptop running RedHat 8.0, when I try to get mail in kmail, I get an error window that says, "Could not start process pop3." When I configured Kmail I used the same configuration as another computer running Mandrake 9.1, which works perfectly. Help!
Under "Settings" I click on "Configure KMail." In the "Configure" window I click on "Network." Under the "Receiving" tab it shows my "Incoming accounts." It shows the name of the account, the "type" which is "pop" and the Folder, which is "inbox." In the information on this account the "Destination Folder" is "inbox" I can't find anything that points toward "localhost." I am not sure I know where to look in my settings to see whether "inbox server" is pointing toward "localhost." Can you explain a little further where I would find this? Thanks.
The name localhost is located in the "host" file usually its found under /etc. You may want to check the logs to found what kmail is trying to do. The logs are usually located under /var/log. Kmail could be using the sendmail service to send mail. Type the server address where sendmail is located.
If you have Mozilla installed, you can its e-mail program.
When I cat /etc/hosts it lists 127.0.0.1 and localhost. Which log in the /var/log directory would I look in to see if kmail is using sendmail? Also, my pop3 server setting in kmail is "pop3.myISP.net" "myISP" being the psuedonym for what my ISP actually is.
OK, put pop3.myISP.net inside your /etc/hosts, just in case.
- Can you pop your account using a different POP3 client (mozilla mail, i.e.) ?
What I can't understand is why Kmail tries to start a pop3 proccess.
Can you telnet pop3.myISP.net 110 ?
Do you get any response ?
I put pop3.myISP.net inside my /etc/hosts--nothing!
I have Ximian Evolution working fine. I can get and send Email without a problem.
Wouldn't Kmail use the pop3 process to receive mail? I guess I'm a little bit confused about your question.
You see, the reason I'm trying to get Kmail working when I have Evolution already working is because I'm trying to get the "send document as Email" working in OpenOffice. In "Options" it offers only two "Profiles" to use with this feature: Kmail and Netscape 6.x