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Old 06-01-2005, 09:14 AM   #1
crocks21
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POP3, IMAP and sendmail issues


Hey there.

I have configured sendmail and have running the standard POP3 and IMAP daemons that came with RH9.

When I do a telnet from a remote machine I get this:

telnet 192.168.0.1 25
Trying 192.168.0.1...
Connected to 192.168.0.1.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 mydomain.net ESMTP Sendmail 8.12.8/8.12.8; Tue, 31 May 2005 12:59:22 +0800

Then I type:

helo anothersite.com
250 mydomain.net Hello [192.168.0.104], pleased to meet you
MAIL FROM:sender@anothersite.com
250 2.1.0 sender@anothersite.com... Sender ok
RCPT TO: myacct@mydomain.net
250 2.1.5 myacct@mydomain.net... Recipient ok
DATA
354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
Subject: Test Message
Testing Sendmail Interactively
.
250 2.0.0 j4V4xML9003720 Message accepted for delivery

The problem is I cannot send an email or check email from a remote machine with an address in "mydomain.net" with a client like outlook or Apple Mail.

I get the message : 5.0.0 Access denied.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Crocks21
 
Old 06-01-2005, 09:56 AM   #2
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Access denied usually means bad authentication. If your just telnetting into your smtp server and then simply trying to send an email without authenticating yourself, that's good that it denies you so it prevents anyone (spammers inparticular) from using your server to send emails out. More or better details of course always helps us determine your problem.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 12:22 AM   #3
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Perhaps you don't quite understand what I am saying. I am trying to check and send mail from a remote machine (same network) with an address in the same range as the server. The account details in the mail client are for the same domain as the server. The account is already created on the server. the name of the server is server.mydomain.net and the mail account is acct@mydomain.net (ie. same domain).

So why do I get access denied if the account is in/on the same domain/server as the server? I would expect access is denied if the account details in the client are for anotheracct@anotherdomain.com. As it is a different domain altogether, but not an account in the same domain.

Is that clear?

Crocks21
 
Old 06-04-2005, 01:59 AM   #4
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It's still bad authentication, whether you're telnetting or using some kind of email client (KMail, Thunderbird, Evolution, etc.). Your "mydomain.net" (whatever that is--why the secrecy?) doesn't have any IMAP/POP3 documentation?
 
  


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