Re: can't access postfix pop
From: Ignatz Sol (flyingrobot_at_gmail.com)
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 13:55:23 -0400 To: email@example.com
On Wed, 9 Jun 2004 11:23:10 -0400, John Redmond <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On (09/06/04 10:52), Ignatz Sol wrote:
> > I'm having some trouble with something that should be very simple.
> > I've got postfix running on a box with sarge. Just building a local
> > mailserver. Fetchmail is grabbing mails off of the internet and doing
> > fine. I can ssh into the box and read mail. But I can't get outlook
> > to login to the pop server. Nor can I telnet into the box on port 110
> > to try to do it manually. Seems like port 110 may not be open?? But
> > why would that be? I have installed postfix before and remember it
> > being pretty straightforward. I have tried dpkg-reconfiguring to be
> > sure that nothing obvious has been overlooked. mynetworks is set to
> > subnet. What am I missing??
> > Thanks!
> Sendmail is an stmp server, listening on port 25 you need to install a pop3
> server which listens on port 110. (or at least activate one that may
> already be installed).
> I am assuming from your description that the box in Q (box A) is on your lan
> with a fetchmail daemon pulling your mail from remote server. You want
> to collect this mail from another box on your lan (Box B) If so you don't even
> need Postfix on Box A. Fetchmail can use procmail to
> deliver it to your local accounts then (once you've got the POP3 server
> going on box A) you login through outlook or whatever (from box B) to get the mail.
> Hope I have understood you correctly. If not, apologies.
You are correct for as much as I explained. The box needs to:
1) serve as the SMTP gateway to local users
2) fetch remote mail from pop servers and store it until the local
user requests it
3) detect when mail is sent locally to someone else who is local and
keep it local, i.e. if email@example.com sends mail to firstname.lastname@example.org I want
the box to just keep it
I was under the impression that SMTP would require postfix, but if I
can get away without it that might be cool too. Later I want to add
SpamAssassin as well.
None of this is difficult. I had it working before in woody. I
upgraded to sarge and had some problems, so I reinstalled sarge. I
was at the beginning of development, so I figured it wouldn't be hard
to remake everything. But now I can't get it to work! Can anyone
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