currently i have a nice setup of debian potatoe and trying to add exim as a
mail server. I want to check my mail with outlook express/pegasus/whatever
via the pop3 port from the windows boxes
Initially i had this setup under Red hat and sendmail (before i saw the
light and was converted)
Under redhat inetd.conf are the lines:
smtp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/sendmail etc etc
pop-3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd/pop3d
Under debian i have :
smtp stream tcp nowait mail /usr/sbin/exim exim -bs
pop3 stream tcp nowait mail /usr/sbin/tcpd ipop3d
thinking along the lines of the redhat box, ......but she no work :( The
port is now open (i can telnet to it ) but exim doesnt reply.
my question is ...
how do i activate the pop3 port so i can check my email like i used to do on
the redhat box? I know of Qpopper but i (mistakenly?) dont think i need it.
anyway if someone could explain to me why debian doesnt have this port in
the inetd.conf file (there must be a valid reason) and why i should or
should not use Qpopper or like product, because clearly i don't understand
the correlation between exim, pop3 and qpopper and i would like to! :-)
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I can't answer all your questions. I can just say that, having installed sendmail under debian, I wasn't able to fetch mail until I setup qpopper.
My inetd.conf file now reads:
pop-3 stream tcp nowait root
I now can fetch my mail using netscape-messager.
'telnet localhost 110' gives:
+OK QPOP (version x.xx) at myhost.mydomain starting.
Hope I've helped you,
-- Sergio G. Aleixo de Matos Universidade do Algarve UCE - Campus de Gambelas 8000 Faro Portugal