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Old 05-29-2003, 06:49 AM   #1
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not getting any of my mail


I'm running UW IMAP on my RH9 box. I have been sending and receiving with no problems up until this past weekend. I still send with no problems, but I'm not getting any mail. I telnetted to the imap port fine and my firewall hasn't changed at all, yet I can't receive any messages. One thing I DID notice was that I can receive it when I send it from the RH9 box itself, but not from anyone outside. Any thoughts?
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:36 AM   #2
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FYI...I'm not getting any mail via POP as well...checked DNS and that's fine too.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:36 AM   #3
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ISP blocking inbout port 25?
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:37 AM   #4
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.... and blocking port 110? Maybe port 80 as well?
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:43 AM   #5
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Don't think so...they never have before.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 09:51 AM   #6
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If your TOS (Terms of Service) with them state that you are not allowed to run any servers (Web, mail, news, etc) then that's probably the case. Lots of ISP are now enforcing these policies.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 09:54 AM   #7
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I called them and they said they don't block those ports. Is there anything that would hold my mail and not deliever it to my mailbox? A lock or something?

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Old 05-29-2003, 11:08 AM   #8
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This is starting to smell like a firewall issue. What to the logs have to say about your mail? (Not too sure where they are in RH) Could be in /var/log/maillog. look in /var/log for something obvious and see if you're getting mail.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 11:15 AM   #9
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actually I think it's what you mentioned before - a TOS issue. Even though the person said 'no' on the phone, I read the TOS and it said that Comcast users aren't allowed to set up their own e-mail servers, plus I triple-checked all the log files and there's nothing of note in them.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 11:28 AM   #10
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/me still can't figure out the reason for that policy.
I can more or less understand why they don't allow http/news/ftp servers (bandwidth) but does it make sense to stop incoming mail?
/me thinks not.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 11:40 AM   #11
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Not sure if you mean you don't think that's what the issue is or that that's a dumb Comcast policy
 
Old 05-29-2003, 02:01 PM   #12
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I can log into my ftp server fine, so now I'm totally confused...
 
Old 05-29-2003, 04:10 PM   #13
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Could it be a problem with your MDA, like procmail?
 
Old 05-29-2003, 04:32 PM   #14
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I don't use procmail, so I don't believe I'm using an MDA, but rather an MTA (sendmail). I think it's Comcast blocking it. Time to look for a better ISP I guess
 
  


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