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Old 12-12-2004, 09:49 AM   #1
r042wal
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Can't connect to Sendmail, help


I can telnet into my mailserver (Sendmail) on 110, but when I try to connect using Mozilla Mail, I get the error,

Mail Server mailserv responded: Unknown authorization state command

I only have two accounts on the server, root and robwalker. My incoming mail server is set up as mailserv and the account name is robwalker.

Any pointers to get me in the right direction solving this?

TIA
 
Old 12-12-2004, 10:24 AM   #2
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Sendmail is an MTA which doesn't run on port 110, it will run on standard port 25. You most likely have popd running which uses port 110.

Is sendmail running? Can you provide more details on your setup?
 
Old 12-12-2004, 11:37 AM   #3
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I'm a newby at all this, but here goes:

I have Fetchmail installed and it works from the konsole
.fetchmailrc looks like this:
poll pop6.sympatico.ca protocol POP3 user b1fusixx password ***** mda "/usr/bin/procmail -d robwalker"

I also have Sendmail, Procmail and IMAP installed

In Network Services (inetd) have the following 'ON'
pop3 stream tcp/ip nowait /usr/bin/ipop2d
imap stream tcp/ip nowait /usr/bin/imapd
pop3 stream tcp/ip nowait /usr/bin/popper

Sendmail:
no changes made to sendmail.cf
sendmail.cw is now /etc/mail/local-host-names
have:
mailserv
mailserv.ct.local
ct.local
localhost

in /etc/mail/relay-domains have:
localhost
192.168.2.103.
127.

in /etc/hosts have
127.0.0.1 localhost
192.168.2.103 mailserv.ct.local mailserv ct.local

ct.local is my Windows domain (Samba installed)
In Mozilla Mail my incloming server localhost
the user is robwalker
I am logged in as robwalker
outgoing server is smtp1.sympatico.ca (no authentication required)

That's about it. Does this help?

From the konsole I can 'telnet localhost 110' and get in to the POP server. I guess is not Sendmail but IMAP I'm accessing?

Last edited by r042wal; 12-12-2004 at 11:40 AM.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 12:30 PM   #4
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you have no reason to be going near port 110 on your machine. you will be using pop3 on the REMOTE server only.

you seem to be looking at completely the wrong things here.... what is actually wrong? you can't read your mail in mozilla? why is fetchmail involved in this? if you're only using mozilla as your mail client, then just connect directly to pop6.whatever.com in mozilla.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 01:08 PM   #5
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Is your intention to gather your mail from your mail accounts and then access it using imap from your local machine(s)?
Then configure your mail client to use port 143 on your imap server.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 01:57 PM   #6
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My intention is to offer an alternate choice for file / mail server on a Windows network. I want to pull the e-mail from the ISP using POP and have it put into the users folders on the Suse server. Right now Fetchmail works as can watch it in verbose mode.

I want the Windows users to be able to collect their e-mail from the Suse server using Outlook and POP3.

I had to start somewhere and that is why I am restricting myself to the one account and the Suse box. As soon as I can connect to Sendmail locally on the server (Mozilla Mail) and collect my e-mail, then I was going to go on to the next step - the Windows clients across the network.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 02:06 PM   #7
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ok well if fetchmail IS working, then you should be able to draw a line underneath it and move on to getting access to your server. is your choice of local pop3 server working correctly? seeing as it's physically local, on LAN, i'd suggest using an IMAP connection, rather than POP, but it's just preference i guess. Courier or cyrus tend to be the most popular choices for imap/pop servers.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 02:33 PM   #8
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I stayed away from IMAP in case I eventually have a client come in outside the LAN or by VPN. Can I just enabe the network service in inet.d?

I went into Outlook Express and tried to set that up. I have MD5 encryption enabled for passwords on Suse. The Suse account and Windows accounts and password for 'robwalker' are identical. I can browse the Suse box from Windows.

Outlook throws up the password box at me. I am giving it the Suse user 'robwalker' but it chockes on the password I use to log on to Suse with. Is there some place where I define the e--mail account password that would be different from the logon password?

Here are the errors I get from Outlook. At least it sees the mail server. That's a start.

There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your User Name was rejected. Account: 'mailserv.ct.local', Server: '192.168.2.103', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR Unknown AUTHORIZATION state command', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC91
 
  


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