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Re: Help: Linux cannot connect mail server via broadband



On Mon, 2001-12-03 at 19:49, Anthony E. Greene wrote:
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> <synopsis>
> I no longer have the original post, but for those who do not remember, it
> was about the failure to get Kmail or fetchmail to download from a POP3
> account that works with Eudora and Outlook Express. The Kmail error
> message, the verbose fetchmail output, and the telnet session all point to
> an authentication error. But Eudora and Outlook Express were able to get
> the mail without problems. He tried all combinations of authentication
> protocols in KMail, unsuccessfully.
> </synopsis>
> 
> What if the DNS setup of the Windows box(es) was different than the DNS
> used by the Linux box? Then they would not actually be connecting to the
> same POP3 server. If one or the other pointed to a different DNS or had a
> different IP address for the POP3 server in the hosts file, then they
> could be connecting to different machines.
> 
> That's the only thing I can think of, and it doesn't seem likely. Anyone
> else?

The querent got back to me offlist - the problem turned out to be that
the isp wanted user_id+domain rather than just user_id

I'd assume eudora and OE did some checking stuff to get round the prob





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