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Old 03-13-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
Hewson
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thunderbird: unable to connect to mail server


Hi LQers,

I used to use thunderbird for checking my email while i'm on my fedora box. It used to work, but hasn't worked for a couple months. It hasnt been an issue until now.

when i attempt to send/recieve email thunderbird responds "could not connect to mail server <mail server>; connection refused"

Where can i find more information about why its not connecting. A log somewhere? My sys admin confirmed that the IMAP server is running and even restarted it for me, but still no dice.

Looking at the attempted connection over wireshark I see one SYN TCP packet from my box going to mail server, the mail server responds with one RST,ACK TCP packet. That is all.

Any help would be nice.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 01:33 PM   #2
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Fixed. The servers response should have been my 1st clue. IMAP server was F*#$'d
 
  


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