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hnad 07-24-2004 07:39 AM

Slackware IMAP server
Sorry im really confused with imap

I have sendmail running on my slackware 10 box and it works great for sending and receiving mail. Currently using POP3 to recieve mail.

I've been looking at the IMAP component so I enabled it in inetd.conf but for some reason I can't connect to it either with outlook or telneting to port 143. Says server has closed the connection.

Nmap localhost shows port 143 open.

Is there something I need to do to get IMAP working? Is it something that has to be added to the sendmail config?

I've heard about courier and UW but I was under the impression I could use the default imap server that comes with Slackware. Or am I way off on this. :)


shilo 07-24-2004 10:22 AM

Maybe you are blocking port 143 at your router/firewall. Sounds like it, since nmap says it's open but you can't telnet in remotely. Can you telnet in locally?

I use the default IMAP server, you don't need anything more.

hnad 07-24-2004 07:29 PM

I get dropped from both the local network and the outside network. I've opened 143 on my firewall.

Even localhost doesnt like me :)

telnet localhost 143
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
Connection closed by foreign host.

However sendmail is fine

telnet localhost 25
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 slawednet.slawed.lan ESMTP Sendmail 8.12.11/8.12.11; Sat, 24 Jul 2004 23:30:22 +1000

So I'm guessing there is some sort of security setting for imap that must be dropping me or something???

pe1icq 07-25-2004 10:06 AM

You need to uncomment the imap2 line in /etc/inetd.conf

huntz 07-25-2004 07:33 PM

Yes I have done that.

nmap localhost shows port 143 open.

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