From: Michael Field - NC Systems Server Engineering - SUN Ireland (Michael.Field at domain Ireland.Sun.COM)
Date: Wed 06 Oct 1999 - 15:19:25 IST
The machine's in Mallow right now, I'll give it a try at the weekend.
I really appreciate the help.
> To: "Michael Field - NC Systems Server Engineering - SUN Ireland"
<Michael.Field at domain ireland.sun.com>
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Getting pop to work
> Cc: ilug at domain linux.ie
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> On Mon, 04 Oct 1999, you wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I've got an install of RH5.1 on a 486 and I'm trying to get it to work as a
> > (well.... ultimately IMAP, when I get a better box) server. The machine's
> > accepting pop connections (the mailer isn't barfing) from a win95 client
> > complaint but the mail isn't being pulled from it.
> Are you sure it's accepting connections?
> Can you telnet to it? Its port number is 110.
> You should be able to do the following:
> $ telnet linux.mail.server.sun.com 110
> and get a response like:-
> Connected to linux.mail.server.sun.com
> Escape character is '^]'.
> +OK POP3 linux.mail.server.sun.com v4.47 server ready
> You can then check for mail with:-
> $ user joeuser
> +OK User name accepted, password please
> $ pass badword
> +OK Mailbox open, 0 messages
> l$ ist
> +OK Mailbox scan listing follows
> $ quit
> +OK Sayonara
> Connection close by foreign host.
> $ _
> Note the $ prompts do NOT appear once you're logged into the pop server, I've
> just inserted them to show which bits you should type.
> -- Harry Moreau -------------
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