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Old 20th September 2005, 12:13
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Hi again,

I'm still testing my ispconfig machine, it is based on Debian and followed the instructions to install the perfect setup.

When testing my mail there is a problem where i can send mail outwards but cannot receive any mail!

Is there something i'm missing?

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Old 20th September 2005, 12:17
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Hi again,

I'm still testing my ispconfig machine, it is based on Debian and followed the instructions to install the perfect setup.

When testing my mail there is a problem where i can send mail outwards but cannot receive any mail!

Is there something i'm missing?

Thanks
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Which pop3 and IMAP server have you installed? The howto includes 2 different solutions taht needed different settings in ispconfig.
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Old 20th September 2005, 12:42
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Which pop3 and IMAP server have you installed? The howto includes 2 different solutions taht needed different settings in ispconfig.
Yes. Is your POP3/IMAP daemon using Maildir or mbox, and have you made the appropriate setting under Management -> Server -> Settings -> Email?
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Old 20th September 2005, 12:47
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Hi

So i had the option to install either Postfix/Pop3/Imap or Courier-IMAP/Courier-POP3

What i did was installed Postfix with Courier-IMAP/Courier-POP3

But to tell you the honest truth i don;t know which is the best to isntall so if you can enlighten me on this feature i would be much obliged...at least your personal view on which is best etc.

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Old 20th September 2005, 13:11
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So i had the option to install either Postfix/Pop3/Imap or Courier-IMAP/Courier-POP3

What i did was installed Postfix with Courier-IMAP/Courier-POP3

But to tell you the honest truth i don;t know which is the best to isntall so if you can enlighten me on this feature i would be much obliged...at least your personal view on which is best etc.

Thansk again
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I prefer Postfix with Courier-POP3/Courier-IMAP because it uses Maildir which means that ebery mail is stored in a single file instead of one large file for all (like in the mbox format). So you have less problems with corrupted mail boxes, quotas, etc.

This means you have to enable Maildir under Management -> Server -> Settings -> Email.
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Old 20th September 2005, 14:35
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Falco,

So you're saying that i should set up only Postfix/Imap/Pop3 using the SMTP-AUTH and TLS? and using the Maildir format?

So, the best thing is to re-install Debain/ISPconfig and installing the above stating postfix + smtp-auth etc!?

also..as we're in the re-installing area..do you think ubuntu is better than debian? (as i just found out there is an install howto for ubuntu now) ~! Or there is another better (ie more prefered) OS you deem more effective as a Server operating system!

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So you're saying that i should set up only Postfix/Imap/Pop3 using the SMTP-AUTH and TLS? and using the Maildir format?
No, it was you who said that you had installed Postfix and Courier:

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So i had the option to install either Postfix/Pop3/Imap or Courier-IMAP/Courier-POP3

What i did was installed Postfix with Courier-IMAP/Courier-POP3
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So, the best thing is to re-install Debain/ISPconfig and installing the above stating postfix + smtp-auth etc!?

also..as we're in the re-installing area..do you think ubuntu is better than debian? (as i just found out there is an install howto for ubuntu now) ~! Or there is another better (ie more prefered) OS you deem more effective as a Server operating system!
Don't know why you want to re-install. Postfix and Courier are installed, so everything is fine.
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Old 20th September 2005, 14:52
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I apologise...read the thread in a rush and didn't understand it...sorry

So ok...I have installed the correct stuff phew!! hehe!

Still...i have two things:

1. Since the threadis about not receiving Email...what do you think is wrong? (now you know what i have installed .. hehe)

2. I really would like your opinion on the best, suitable (in this case for ISPConfig) Operating System (ie Linux flavour)!!


Thanks very much
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Old 20th September 2005, 15:05
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1. Since the threadis about not receiving Email...what do you think is wrong? (now you know what i have installed .. hehe)
Falko has posted the answer above: "and have you made the appropriate setting under Management -> Server -> Settings -> Email?"
Have you changed the setting to maildir?
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Old 20th September 2005, 15:15
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Yes i did till,

to say all, before i ticked the Maildir option, i had problems as Outlook kept asking me for the Username and Password!

Once i did tick the maildir, the logging was going good!

But still, i couldn't receive any mail!


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