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Old 11-24-2002, 08:10 AM   #1
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Question POP3 problems

I wanted to setup a small mail server so that I could send and receive e-mail from a domain I registered on

So I installed sendmail and POP3, I can send e-mail ok using sendmail.
But I'm not sure if I have configured POP3 right, I have tried several times to send e-mail to it from different e-mail accounts I have and they never seem to get to my POP3 inbox.

I have tried sending them all like this:

(replaced with my real ip address)

I log into my account by telneting to on port 110 (the port it is running on), then I log into the POP3 server by typing USER Blake, PASS my-password. But there is never any new e-mail there.

Does anybody know what the problem is here?...
Any replies would be much appreicated,
Old 12-05-2002, 10:35 PM   #2
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Sounds like you don't have sendmail setup correctly to receive mail. Two things you have to do to setup sendmail to accept mail are add the domain you want it to receive mail for into /etc/mail/local-host-names. The second is required on redhat at least. It is that you have to edit /etc/mail/ and comment out the line that says to only listen on localhost. Then run the command at the top of the file and restart sendmail. You should also double check that you have your mx record for the domain set right.
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check to see if you have mail by using


then when you do have mail pop3 should work


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