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Old 03-23-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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mail client cannot talk to IMAP server

I set up my IMAP (currier) server at my server,
telnet real_ip_address 143 is fine, but somehow at my
mozailla mail client, after configuration, I was unable to make
it to talk with IMAP server, connection refused, why?

Anything is I am sure my sendmail (SMTP) server is running,
but when I telnet real_ip_address 143, it also says connection refused.

Old 03-24-2004, 12:46 AM   #2
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You just contradicted yourself. First you said that you *could* telnet to the IP on port 143, then you said you couldn't. What's the difference? Are you testing from different locations, or what?

If you're trying from different locations, than what is the difference between them? Are there firewalls in the way? Does the connection go across the Internet? Can you ping the IP from both places, or traceroute to it? What IP are you trying to reach?
Old 03-24-2004, 01:17 AM   #3
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My IMAP server problem

I am on the same machine, and use an internal IP address:, telnet its 143 port is fine, but in mazilla client, after configuration,
when I try to retrive e-mail, its says Connecting the Server Was Refused.


Old 03-24-2004, 01:25 AM   #4
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One more interesting thing, after I change my server's IP address
from to, my mozilla mail client now cann accept



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