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Re: Uninstalling exim (when turning it off is not enough)



On 7/28/05, Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 21:07 -0400, neidorff wrote:
> > On 7/27/05, Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:
> > > neidorff wrote:
> > > >>>I'm sorry to give a flaky answer, but whatever pop server is installed
> > > >>>with qmailrocks.  Courier does imap in this setup, I think it also
> > > >>>does pop.  I did a manual login to the pop server
> > > >>>(#telnet localhost 110)
> > > >>>and was able to successfully log into my account and list my mail.  I
> > > >>>assume that means that the pop server is working properly?
> > > >>
> > > >>It's at least working for localhost. It might not be listening on other
> > > >>interfaces.
> > > >>
> > > >>What's the output of:
> > > >># netstat -lpn | grep 110
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:110                 0.0.0.0:*
> > > >      LISTEN      10652/tcpserver
> > > >
> > > > This tcpserver is the one that came with qmail (the ucspi-tcp-0.88
> > > > package).  Its the only one on the system.
> > >
> > > The netstat output indicates that it's listening on all interfaces, not
> > > just localhost, so it should be usable from anywhere as long as you
> > > don't have a /etc/hosts.deny entry or firewall rule that is blocking
> > > access from anywhere else.
> > >
> > > Is your kmail configured to use the pop server on localhost?
> > >
> >
> > Yes, kmail is configured to use the pop server on localhost.  I
> > thought about the firewall rule and turned it off, but got the same
> > error.  The file /etc/hosts.deny is empty (just a few lines of
> > comments).
> 
> I've no idea why kmail can't do what you can do yourself with telnet,
> i.e. log in and look at your mail. What error message do you get?
> 
> Paul.
> --

The error is:  "Could not start process POP3."

Mark


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