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Old 11-13-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
Cynthia Blue
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POP3 Imap Problems

My postfix is working fine, when I send mail to my intended email address, it appears in webmin okay, so I know incomming mail is alright.

However, I cannot pop nor IMAP my server. I'm on SuSe 9.1 and attemping to get this going. I tried courier imap, no go, tried cyrus no go. I'm attemping just plain old IMAP.

When I try to pop the server, I get this error:
Command Stream end of file whiel reading line user=??? host=myhost [ip]

Okay, so looking into that, that error appears just to be my mail server saying that the client is trying to connect, and not disconnecting properly.

The error I get on outlook from where I am popping, is
There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your User Name was rejected. Account 'POP' Server blah blah ... ERR unknown AUTHORIZATION state command.

sooo.. is that telling me I don't have my pop/imap set up correctly to allow users to log in? And if so, where would I find the file where I can change that? Can't be, as that is a postfix file. I've changed the /etc.xinetd/imap file so it is allowed... but I don't see any other configuration files with IMAP. HELP!

Old 11-13-2004, 09:27 PM   #2
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Probably a firewall problem, so check your iptables. Also check hosts.deny and hosts.allow. In hosts.deny make sure you have ALL: ALL and in hosts.allow you have imap:all, smtp:all, pop3:all (I think that is what they are called listed in services file).

I think you need to add a few users to the desire mail servers (imap or pop3).
Old 11-13-2004, 10:55 PM   #3
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I hadn't turned the firewall on at all. And my ports are all open, so I don't think it's a firewall issue.

I checked the hosts.allow file and there is a bunch in there, but it's all commented. I added the lines

imapd : ALL
pop3d : ALL

restart xinetd? I did so, still I get the same errors. Maybe I'm not putting those in there right. And SMTP is already working fine so I didn't include that.

hosts.deny is pretty sparse, it just has
http-rman : ALL EXCEPT LOCAL in there.

You know, the more I think about it, the more I realize that no matter what IMAP or POP version I'm using, I'm getting the same darn errors. So it's gotta be something like this. Thanks for your help.


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