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Old 01-06-2002
Computer pop3

hello dear friends

I configured my dns in solaris 8 X86 pc and my sendmail, but i only can send email.
i don't can receive email......
i saw inetd.conf and don't have the line of pop3.
how can i add the line?and what the command?

Thanks friends
# 2  
Old 01-06-2002
A server does NOT need POP3 to receive mail, it uses POP3 services to allow remote hosts to retreive mail queued on the server (assuming it has been received). You need an MTA such as sendmail or qmail to receive mail.... (if you are planning on running the server as an MTA...)

What MTA (mail server) are you running? Sendmail?

BTW: You don't need sendmail configured to send mail.. only receive. If you can't receive mail, then there is a good chance sendmail is not configured properly.
# 3  
Old 01-07-2002
thanks neo

thanks neo , i have sendmail in unix solaris....

i can send email for the server, but i can't receive the email
my configuration is ok in workstation.
in my server don't have problems with dns ok.
and in sendmail.cf is ok
in local-host-names is ok

but i can't receive the email.....
i don't know why i have this problem, i need have one line in inetd.conf for the configuration of pop3 service?
and i have start one daemon for pop3 in server for to do the queue of mails?

thanks for your help
# 4  
Old 01-07-2002
You only need sendmail running to receive mail on the server. POP3 is not required to queue mail.

If you can't receive mail on the server, sendmail is not configured properly or running properly on the server. This is not a popmail problem.... popmail services (server side) are used when mail is already queued (using sendmail or another MTA or popmail client)....
# 5  
Old 01-07-2002
thanks neo

i scanned my server with a portscan in windows workstation, but the server doesn't have the port number 110 openned..
i want to open the port 110 (pop3) in my server. The port 25(smtp) is openned and the sendmail has the right configuration.
My problem is that i want to open the port 110 in my server to make communications in my workstation.
If i don't have this port openned in server then i can't communicate by pop3.

I need to open the pop3's port.

What is the name of daemon? Where do i get it?

the mask
# 6  
Old 01-07-2002
OK... so you are receiving mail on your server and you want to open a POP3 session to download to your local workstation......

Do you have a copy of a popmail server on the mail server? The name could be lots of things.... but normally it has 'pop3' in the name Smilie

Try this:

find / | grep bin | grep -i pop3

on the server and see what 'pops up' Smilie
# 7  
Old 01-07-2002
Since it's Solaris, you might also try pkginfo | grep -i pop .
Also check under /opt for possible package SUNWmail
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