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Old 12-29-2006
Qmail is working. Can't log into Pop3 server

I have installed Qmail via Lifewithqmail instructions. Qmail is working fine. The user directories are getting mail. I am using the qmail pop serve with checkpassword. When I check my mail with outlook I get a message saying the user has no $home/Maildir. Everything seems to be working. I just can't log in from the outside

This is on a Redhat ES3 server.

I can telnet to the mail server from my pc
+OK <>
user sdunn
pass studboy1
-ERR authorization failed
I also tried and got the same results.

I telneted to localhost and here is what happened
[root@mail bdallas]# telnet localhost 110
Connected to localhost.localdomain (
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK <>
user sdunn
pass studboy1
-ERR this user has no $HOME/Maildir
Connection closed by foreign host.

when I run the checkpassword test it works:
[root@mail qmail-pop3d]# /var/qmail/bin/qmail-popup hello /bin/checkpassword pwd
+OK <4571.1167444213@hello>
user sdunn
pass studboy1
[root@mail qmail-pop3d]#

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
Here is my qmailctl stat

[root@mail qmail-pop3d]# qmailctl stat
/service/qmail-send: up (pid 2716) 1947 seconds
/service/qmail-send/log: up (pid 2717) 1947 seconds
/service/qmail-smtpd: up (pid 2720) 1947 seconds
/service/qmail-smtpd/log: up (pid 2715) 1947 seconds
/service/qmail-pop3d: up (pid 3300) 1422 seconds
/service/qmail-pop3d/log: up (pid 3301) 1422 seconds
messages in queue: 96
messages in queue but not yet preprocessed: 0

Here is my qmail-pop3d/run file:
exec /usr/local/bin/softlimit -m 2000000 \
/usr/local/bin/tcpserver -v -R -H -l 0 0 110 /var/qmail/bin/qmail-popup \ /bin/checkpassword /var/qmail/bin/qmail-pop3d Maildir 2>&1

I have been at this for about 9 hours now so any help will be greatly appreciated. If you need any more info just let me know.
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qmail-popup(8)						      System Manager's Manual						    qmail-popup(8)

qmail-popup - read a POP username and password SYNOPSIS
qmail-popup hostname subprogram DESCRIPTION
qmail-popup reads a POP username and password from the network. It then runs subprogram. qmail-popup is most commonly invoked from inetd as qmail-popup CHANGEME checkpassword qmail-pop3d Maildir with CHANGEME replaced by the fully qualified domain name of the local host. qmail-popup expects descriptor 0 to read from the network and descriptor 1 to write to the network. It reads a username and password from descriptor 0 in POP's USER-PASS style or APOP style. It invokes subprogram, with the same descriptors 0 and 1; descriptor 2 writing to the network; and descriptor 3 reading the username, a 0 byte, the password, another 0 byte, an APOP timestamp derived from hostname, and a final 0 byte. qmail-popup then waits for subprogram to finish. It prints an error message if subprogram crashes or exits nonzero. qmail-popup should be used only within a secure network. Otherwise an eavesdropper can steal passwords. Even if you use APOP, an active attacker can still take over the connection and wreak havoc. qmail-popup has a 20-minute idle timeout. qmail-popup is based on a program contributed by Russ Nelson. SEE ALSO
maildir(5), qmail-local(8), qmail-pop3d(8) qmail-popup(8)

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