Email client configuration?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by tonydm, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. tonydm

    tonydm New Member

    Hi all,

    New here...
    I just found the "Perfect Server using Ubuntu 7.10" tutorial. Love it! I have a server up and running and had zero failures along the way. I do have a couple of questions though, regarding the email client configuration. I can't seem to get a client to connect. No matter what setting arrangement I try; ie. IMAP/IMAP-SSL or POP3/POP3-SSL... Tried "My Server requires Authentication"/and NOT + SMTP/port 465 checked for SSL + IMAP/port 993 checked for SSL or SMTP/port 25 checked for SSL + IMAP/port 993 checked for SSL or SMTP/port 25 not checked for SSL + IMAP/port 110 not checked for SSL. Or any other combination. And of course, without knowing what it should actually be (tutorial didn't discuss any ports uses so I assume 25/110 or 465/993-SSL; tried Citadel and it has a screen that clearly identifies the ports used) I can't test from a baseline to pinpoint where the problem might lie. New to setting up an email server. Any hints would be gladly accepted...

    Tony D:confused:
  2. tonydm

    tonydm New Member

    Any ideas at all? I can telnet into the mail server on all ports mentioned.

    Tony D.
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  4. tonydm

    tonydm New Member

    @falko Thanks for the reply and please forgive the delay in my reply. Accident in the family.

    Yes, I did set up one email account (tony) under the domain in ISPConfig.

    Here is the result of netstat -tap
    Am I missing something. I don't see port 25, 143 or any other typical mail port being listened to. (login for email - all is Good?) (send email - Not all is good)
    Port 25 no SSL Checked
    mail.err (send email - Not all is good)
    Port 465 no SSL Checked
    I don't know if my presentation makes any sense. In short, it seems I can check for mail on port 143 but I cannot send mail. And referring back to my original email, I'm not sure how to configure the client based on this email configuration "Perfect Server using Ubuntu 7.10" tutorial. For example, to configure for a gmail account, you set SMTP to port 465 SSL Checked, and IMAP to port 993 SSL Checked. What should my client be for this email configuration? Thanks!!

    Tony D.
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    They are there. Port 25 is being referred to as smtp, and port 143 as imap2.

    What's in /etc/default/saslauthd and /etc/postfix/sasl/smtpd.conf?
  6. tonydm

    tonydm New Member

    Here's the content of the two files you requested. Thanks falko.
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please run
    /etc/init.d/saslauthd restart
    Do you get any errors?
    What's the output of
    ps aux | grep saslauthd
  8. tonydm

    tonydm New Member

    No errors on /etc/init.d/saslauthd restart. Restarted [ OK ]

    And the output of ps aux | grep saslauthd
    All seems to be working now. But I'm still clueless as to the need/use of the "SSL" options under the port settings in the advanced tab of Outlook Express. Are we not using SSL to authenticate? So other than our login being encrypted, are we transferring data in clear text? Thanks again for your help!!

    Tony D.

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