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Old 08-10-2004, 12:19 AM   #1
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Can't recieve emails but can send them


Hi,
I have IMAP installed so I installed squirrelmail for webmail. My Problem is, I can't seem to recieve email even though i can sent it (via Postfix). I have port forwarded ports 113 and 143 to my linux machine as I have a internet router. I have also checked to see if IMAP is loaded in init.d and it is. I havn't touched the settings of IMAP since I installed it via a RPM so if I need to do some configuring, let me know.

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Old 08-10-2004, 01:30 AM   #2
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Does your host block incoming mail? Most do
 
Old 08-10-2004, 02:25 AM   #3
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I'm not sure to be honest, but I know Port 80 is blocked. My server is connected using residential broadband connection and my ISP has 95% coverage of the area.

How do I fix this if they block incoming email?
 
Old 08-10-2004, 03:40 AM   #4
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okay, so you're using squirrelmail which means that you're webserver and your email server are on the same box? Also, do you know if you're receiving email at all? Did you start imapd in inetd/xinetd? A little more information might help.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 04:03 AM   #5
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Yes, my webserver and email server are on the same machine. I'm running Apache 2.0.46.

Yes, I am recieving email. I can view the test emails via webmin. Nobody knows about my email server yet, as I am still making sure it all works before I can give the word. This is the problem. The email is being recieved, but for some reason it is not being shown in squirrelmail.

I ran ntsysv and no entry for IMAPD, but there is one for IMAP which was checked to run during bootup. I'm sure there is no problem with squirrelmail's configuration since it was installed via RPM, and register_globals in php.ini is on.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 06:20 AM   #6
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I might check /var/mailog to see if there is some problem with it starting then.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 07:06 AM   #7
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well looking at the file i see no problem, but I have uploaded it to my web folder if anyone wants to have a look at it. http://mosherben.dyndns.org:8080/maillog

any suggustions after that?

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Ben
 
Old 08-10-2004, 07:44 AM   #8
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well, you're running on a strange port, I don't know if that has anything to do with it though. You might try running it on a standard port 143 and then use port forwarding from 783 and see what happens.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 08:10 AM   #9
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I didnt even know it was running under Port 783. I was under the impression it was running on port 143. How do I change the Port to run on in IMAP?

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Ben
 
Old 08-10-2004, 08:15 AM   #10
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That really depends on the distribution. You can check to see if you have /etc/inetd.conf and change it there. If you don't have that file, you might check /etc/xinetd/imap and change it there.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 08:17 AM   #11
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haha, I didn't even notice. That isn't imapd running on 783. I'm sorry. I reread your log, it was spamd on 783, LoL. I'm sorry. Tell me your distribution though so I can have an idea of where to go next. I feel so the fool for not even noticing that, haha.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 11:41 AM   #12
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I'm running Red Hat Linux 9. I can give you temperory root access if you feel you need it.

Regards,
Ben
 
Old 08-10-2004, 12:22 PM   #13
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A regular user account would work since giving out your root account pass is dangerous. Don't give out the information on here, but email me via my profile and I will take a look as soon as I have a chance.
 
  


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