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Old 11-19-2004, 12:00 PM   #1
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qpopper questions


I installed qpopper on my test server here. I used the f\config options --enable-specialauth and --enable-servermode I didn't see any errors when I ran that or during make. The pop server seems to be working ok but it will only recive mail from it self. Everytime I try to send it mail from any other computer the e-mails are dropped. I don't get a message saying that the e-mail is undeliverable so I think that qpopper is doing something funny when it revices an e-mail.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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A pop server allows clients to connect to retrieve their email. You need a smtp server like sendmail or postfix to send mail between servers. One of these may already be installed, but not configured to receive mail from the outside.

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Old 11-19-2004, 04:22 PM   #3
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Just to clarify that m8, qpopper is a POP server that allows users to access mail that has arrived for them using the Post Office Protocol and just about any email client that they like. It does not let them SEND email anywhere.

You probably already have SENDMAIL installed and running on your box or at least it will be on the ditro disks somewhere. SENDMAIL is a SMTP server that allows clients to send mail but not to receive them. You just need to tell it to accept mail from your whole network and JUST your whole network before it'll handle anything other than mail between users with local accounts on your box.

Now you know why Outlook et al has two boxes for email server details....POP & SMTP.

This is a vast topic and sometimes confusing but it is well worth persevering with your projext and getting your own mail servers up and running...you will learn loads. If you need more help then I'd recommend a book from O'Reilly on sendmail.
 
Old 11-19-2004, 04:40 PM   #4
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Ok so lets make sure I understand this corectly. If I am wrong on any of this please tell me.

The sendmail server or smtp is what sends and recieves the e-mail messages. To have it accept external e-mails I need to change one of the config files for it. I would guess it would be called access or something like that if it follows how many other programs are set up.

Qpopper or the pop server only allows users to look at their mailbox remotely.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 08:29 AM   #5
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Ok so lets make sure I understand this corectly. If I am wrong on any of this please tell me.

The sendmail server or smtp is what sends and recieves the e-mail messages. To have it accept external e-mails I need to change one of the config files for it. I would guess it would be called access or something like that if it follows how many other programs are set up.

Qpopper or the pop server only allows users to look at their mailbox remotely.
Nearly....

Sendmail allows users to send mail and allows email servers to exchange mail but does not allow users to collect mail from their accounts.

QPopper, being a POP email server, allows users to collect email from their accounts and doesn't do anything else.

To have a fully functional email server you ned both Sendmail and Qpopper (or any of their equivalents such as Postfix or Dove)
 
  


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