LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-17-2005, 05:45 AM   #1
trican
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thunderbird Problem


Hi,


I seem to have a problem post installation of thunderbird. I've configured thunderbird to point at my pop3 mail server, (certain th esettings are correct) however it gives a connection timeout error.


This seems strange becuase I can ping the server and it responses and my internet connect is fine,though have a problem connecting to a CVS server - so I think this might be some sort of network configuration issue.

Anyone any thoughts?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 06:17 AM   #2
JunctaJuvant
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Wageningen, the Netherlands
Distribution: OS X & Linux Mint
Posts: 488

Rep: Reputation: 31
Has the server worked with any other email client?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 06:54 AM   #3
trican
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
yes - without a problem
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:01 AM   #4
trican
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
for what its worth I installed thunderbird at :

/usr/local/bin/thunderbird

and change permissions on the folder
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:23 AM   #5
JunctaJuvant
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Wageningen, the Netherlands
Distribution: OS X & Linux Mint
Posts: 488

Rep: Reputation: 31
That should be fine. I don't think you needed to change the permissions though. What I did for example was to softlink the thunderbird binary to /usr/bin so that it's in the $PATH of regular mortals. Thunderbird makes a .thunderbird/ directory in the homedir of the user running it, so permissions are not a problem.
Considering the server apparantly works normally, perhaps it wouldn't hurt to doublecheck the settings in thunderbird one more time to be 100% sure, or closely compare them to the setting in the client that does work.
Hope that helps.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:17 AM   #6
trican
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
double checked my settings - they're fine :-(

Tried to send an email, and i get this message:

Sending of message failed
The message could not be sent becuase connecting to SMTP server <server_name> failed........
 
Old 02-17-2005, 11:12 AM   #7
trican
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
It wouldn't have anything to do with the way my etc/host etc etc is setup?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:08 PM   #8
odious1
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 252

Rep: Reputation: 30
Are both pop and smtp not working? Is this your isp's relay or is it on a local net?

Quote:
It wouldn't have anything to do with the way my etc/host etc etc is setup?
If you can ping your relay by name then you are resolving properly. Try a telnet connection on port 25, you should see the standard smtp server response.

Tom
 
Old 02-18-2005, 02:24 AM   #9
trican
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by odious1
Are both pop and smtp not working? Is this your isp's relay or is it on a local net?

I can'r recieve or send. The server is on a local network

Quote:
Originally posted by odious1

If you can ping your relay by name then you are resolving properly. Try a telnet connection on port 25, you should see the standard smtp server response.
Tom
I can ping the mail server (mailhost.BASE_URL) no problem


I tried:
telnet mailhost.BASE_URL:25

But it says unknown host

I then tried
telnet mailhost.BASE_URL

Trying IP_ADDR...
Connected to maillist.BASE_URL (IP_ADDR).
Escape character is '^]'.
Connection closed by foreign host.


I'm not sure if this is good,bad or ok?
 
Old 02-18-2005, 03:50 AM   #10
Linux~Powered
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: /lost+found
Distribution: Slackware 14.2
Posts: 845

Rep: Reputation: 33
I upgraded to 9.0 and got this same problem that you're having. To solve it, I had to revert back to 8.0 and it worked fine. You can get 8.0 here
 
Old 02-18-2005, 04:16 AM   #11
trican
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
strange indeed - just to clarify I've got thunderbird 1.0 and Redhat 9.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 07:53 AM   #12
trican
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Since my machine is dual boot as a test i install thunderbird on the windows partition - and it worked fine - argghhhhhhh.

totally stumped :-(
 
Old 02-18-2005, 09:17 PM   #13
odious1
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 252

Rep: Reputation: 30
trican

the telnet will show quickly if your machine is resolving and if the relay is accepting a low level connection.

you will need to omit the colon in your command and replace with a space

Code:
telnet mailserver.yourdomain 25
you should see the smtp response [sendmail version etc...]

You mentioned that you have sucessfully relayed and downloaded messages on this server. Was this done with your current install?
 
Old 02-20-2005, 10:56 AM   #14
trican
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by odious1
trican

the telnet will show quickly if your machine is resolving and if the relay is accepting a low level connection.

you will need to omit the colon in your command and replace with a space

Code:
telnet mailserver.yourdomain 25
you should see the smtp response [sendmail version etc...]
Actually no I can't connect, it times out

It displays:

220 NOT_MAILSERVER.MY_DOMAIN ESMTP Exim 4.20 Sun ...date ...

After a few minutes it says
421 SMTP command timeout - closing connection



Quote:

You mentioned that you have sucessfully relayed and downloaded messages on this server. Was this done with your current install?
Yes I'm currently using Kmail, which downloads the mail fine - (though html graphics links don't show)

Last edited by trican; 02-20-2005 at 11:02 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:42 AM   #15
trican
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 32

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
ok got it sorted - really strange, when i disabled the proxy it worked fine. Though html emails lack linked graphics
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moving from Thunderbird in Windows to Thunderbird in Linux pnh73 Linux - Software 14 11-05-2011 09:24 AM
Thunderbird problem ! rangalo Slackware 2 11-15-2005 04:34 AM
Thunderbird WebMail problem franznietzsche Slackware 2 08-24-2005 01:58 AM
problem with thunderbird thinhla Linux - Software 1 07-07-2005 09:18 PM
Thunderbird problem RodimusProblem Linux - Software 5 02-05-2005 08:53 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration