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Old 06-26-2004, 05:08 PM   #1
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problem configuring email server


here's the problem

i have a mandrake 9.2 box on a public IP *.*.*.100

then i have a network of windows 2000 systems in 192.168.111.* range hidden behind a public router w/ *.*.*.98 IP

i want to use the mandrake box as a email server for incoming and outgoing mail.

the smtp port was already open when i installed mandrake so then i manually installed imap rpm after which the pop3 became open

when i say that these ports were open i mean that they were visible on a nmap scan... I DON'T KNOW IF THEY ARE FUNCTIONING PROPERLY!

then i created a user "test" and added him to a "mail" group on the mandrake system.

then i went to one of the windows 2000 workstations and tried to configure outlook express to use my linux box as incoming and outgoing server.

i put in the user test and pop3 and then i "auto test" the config

the outlook sees the system and both of the (smtp and pop3) as open but then on the 4th step it cannot log on into pop3 server and 5th step cannot sent email throug smtp server...

what could be the problem
 
Old 06-26-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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?!??!?!??!

you haven't installed an smtp server!

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Old 06-26-2004, 06:25 PM   #3
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the smtp was already running when i first installed the system
 
Old 06-26-2004, 08:46 PM   #4
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unhappyStar

What did you enter for pop3 and smtp in Outlook ?

Use your Mandrake internal IP such as 192.168.111.* it should then access via the default ports smtp 25, pop3 110, nothing else just the IP

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Old 07-02-2004, 08:23 PM   #5
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the mandrake box is on the outside of the internal private network because it is also a web server
 
Old 07-02-2004, 09:04 PM   #6
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you know the mandrake box cannot see the smtp on its actual IP ... only on a loopback..

any significace
 
  


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