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Old 01-21-2004, 09:32 AM   #1
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Question POP3 and SMTP

Hello to all of you. I have problems to know what are the smtp settings and POP3 settings.

I run a nmap and got smtp open, but not POP3, I think is also open, but how to open it because nmap doesn't show it.

I recently installed open webmail (Good email client) and have everything configured, but need to have a POP3 server to make outlook grab its emails.

Any ideas? Where can I go to know more about POP3 and SMTP? Thanks
Old 01-21-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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You want to see port 110 open, and you should be able to do this through tcpwrappers. On my slackware system, for example, I uncomment the line ending in /usr/sbin/popa3d in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the process via 'kill -HUP <pid of inetd>'.

Basically, you just want a pop3 server running -- mine is called popa3d and lives in /usr/sbin. Find yours and fire her up.
Old 01-22-2004, 07:46 AM   #3
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You don't say which distro you are running, but you should be able to go to the GUI and check on which services are running. If POP3 isn't, just click on it and then click on start. From the terminal, check in your /etc/xinetd directory for the pop3 file, open it in a text editor and make sure that it doesn't say disabled. If it does just change it to enabled.and restart xinetd. One of those two methods should work for you if you have RH. Otherwise I don't know. Hope that helps some. Good Luck!!!


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