retriving email

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#1 Wed, 07/04/2007 - 11:51

retriving email


I have recently setup virutalmin pro and can send and receive emails form the server, but I cannot retrieve emails using MS outlook

the message I get it the server is found but there is no responce from the server?

Can anyone please enliten me on how to retrieve emails?

Many Thanks<br><br>Post edited by: ColinB, at: 2007/07/04 12:17

Wed, 07/04/2007 - 14:15

Install a pop3 or imap server.

Wed, 07/04/2007 - 14:44 (Reply to #2)

Hi I have dovecot running

Wed, 07/04/2007 - 15:44 (Reply to #3)

Is dovecot set up to listen on the public IP?

Thu, 07/05/2007 - 03:02 (Reply to #4)

Yes I beileve so.

isn't virtualmin <b>Pro</b> supposed to allow downloading of email
right out of the box?
as when you create an account it tells you the pop and smtp details?


Fri, 07/06/2007 - 01:57 (Reply to #5)
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Hey Colin,

Yes, Virtualmin Professional should have configured Dovecot appropriately for receiving mail via POP and IMAP, and open the firewall ports needed for those services.

What's in the /var/log/maillog (or /var/log/mail.log on Debian/Ubuntu) when you attempt to retrieve mail?


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Fri, 07/06/2007 - 02:40 (Reply to #6)

Hi Joe,

I ended up re-imaging my server and went through the install again.
all is working now.
I also had to allow dovecot to allow plaintext authentication in non-SSL mode.

Thankyou again


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