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Old 07-22-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
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Unhappy Pop3 connection closed

Hi guys, I need some help with pop3

I followed the steps in the book "Life with qmail" to setup a qmail server with pop3. Using the qmailctl script I can see that all the qmail programs are running. I can send mail because there are files in the Maildir of my users, but I'm not able to retrieve it using outlook or kmail.

I downloaded and installed checkpassword. I tested it and it's working but every time I try telnet 110 I got the message:

-ERR authorization failded
Connection closed by foreing host

Typing netstat -anp | grep ":110" I got this:

tcp 0 0* LISTEN 2750/tcpserver

Is this OK? Remember that I'm usig ucspi tcpserver instead of inetd or xinetd

These are some lines of my qmail-pop3d log file:

@400000003f1cb7a124458b9c tcpserver: ok 3118 0: :
@400000003f1cb7a9233c12ac tcpserver: end 3118 status 256
@400000003f1cb7a9233c3da4 tcpserver: status: 0/40
@400000003f1cb7ac34e38b0c tcpserver: status: 1/40
@400000003f1cb7ac34e728d4 tcpserver: pid 3121 from
@400000003f1cb7ac34e851b4 tcpserver: ok 3121 0: :
@400000003f1cb7b20284e7b4 tcpserver: end 3121 status 256
@400000003f1cb7b2028512ac tcpserver: status: 0/40

Please help me because I'm a beginner with this stuff of the email servers and I'm a little confused

Thanks a lot.
Muchas gracias.
Old 07-22-2003, 02:37 PM   #2
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Is POP3 over SSL turned on in the qmail-pop3d configuration? You should definately get some sort of banner on regular (non-ssl) POP3 while telnetting in.
Old 09-29-2003, 06:25 AM   #3
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Have u resolved the issue coz i m on the same track but the error is :
-ERR aack, child crashed

when i telnet to 110 and enter correct user/pass it gives me the above error. I am using qmail+vpopmail+qmailpop3d.

Thank you,
Old 09-29-2003, 11:47 AM   #4
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I got Mandrake 9 from a friend and installed it. Later on, I installed again qmail and it's working fine now, I also installed courier imap and squirrelmail.

I don't use vpopmail. Since I'm a newbie I rather use authshadow because it's easy.

Keep trying!


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