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Old 04-29-2004, 02:48 AM   #1
aliabbas
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Question e-mail client!


Hello,
I have installed RH 9 two months ago. Everything is Ok for now (I am a newbie. It seems to me so). I can see my computer in LAN, I can use internet. But the problem is I cannot send/receive e-mails. I work in an networked environment. We use windows machines normally. I have added my linux machine to our network to learn the Linux system and its usage. For e-mail, we have e-mail server. I introduced POP3 and SMTP server adresses to linux e-mail clients (Mozilla, Kmail, Evolution) but I coldn't succeed in sending and receiving my e-mails as I do in my windows machine. In windows we do it by installing a proxy client. But I don't know what I can do in Linux.
After defining required settings to linux I get 'Connection timed out' or 'could not connect to POP server My-email-server-name' messages. When I try telnet I get (My-email-server-name : x.x.gov.tr)
# telnet My-email-server-name 110
trying
telnet unable to connect to remote host : connection timed out.
I investigated in google the same problem and found that :
$ host -t a My-email-server-name
$ host -t soa x.gov.tr
$echo QUIT | telnet My-email-server-name 110
connects to email server. But I coldn't ....
What can I do ? Am I doing and playing with the right things?
 
  


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