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Old 05-22-2002, 06:51 PM   #1
Registered: May 2002
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Can't connect to POP3

This is probably the eighteenth time I've edited this post.

I telnet to localhost 110, enter my user and pass, and I get "-ERR authorization failed."

Here's my run script for qmail-pop3d...

exec /usr/local/bin/softlimit -m 2000000 \
/usr/local/bin/tcpserver -v -R -H -l 0 0 110
/var/qmail/bin/qmail-popup \ /bin/checkpassword
/var/qmail/bin/qmail-pop3d Maildir 2>&1

I've followed the pop3 server howto from lifewithqmail and tested the checkpassword script, which works fine. Thought maybe checkpassword needed to be run as root so I changed the permission on it to 755. I've searched all over the web, too. Maybe someone here has had this problem before.

- Thank you

Last edited by robeb; 05-23-2002 at 12:58 AM.
Old 07-20-2003, 01:48 AM   #2
Registered: May 2003
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Distribution: Mandrake
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I have the same problem


I also followed the instructions in "Life with qmail" but I can't retrieve my email.

I tested checkpassword and it works but when I try to check my email with Outlook or Kmail, I can't connect, as if any password I type were wrong.

I can send email with Outlook and Kmail, I know it because there are files in the "new" folders in the Maildirs.

I also was wondering how to set the email passwords and how the users could change them using a Webmail or something.

I hope somebody can help us, meanwhile I'll try to set up an IMAP server.


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