Email - Imap and Pop3

Discussion in 'General' started by jhurleston, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. jhurleston

    jhurleston New Member

    Basically speaking ISPconfig 2.2.* has pop3 only and ISPconfig 3 has pop3 and imap.

    Is that correct?

    Also for the pop3 to work correctly, "Quota" has to be installed and configured properly.

    Is that correct?
     
  2. hairydog2

    hairydog2 New Member

    I don't think the first is correct. ispconfig2 has pop3 and imap

    I don't know if the pop3 needs quota installed, but the whole basis of ispconfig is that it is designed to run on a "perfect server" build, which does include quota.
     
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Both statements are wrong. Whether a server has POP3 and IMAP depends on if you installed and started both services. That has nothing to do with the control panel.

    Quota isn't needed for POP3.
     
  4. jhurleston

    jhurleston New Member

    Thank you for making that clear.

    How can I tell if either one is working?

    I understand that I have a LAMP on Ubuntu LTS and I'm using ISPconfig 2.2.36
    with PHP Version 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.2

    I have configured two email addresses using ISPconfig and configured my "Evolution" to receive one on my pc (using ubuntu) and the other one for my Nokia N900 (using linux-maemo).

    None of the software says that I have any errors all the passwords are correct, but nothing arrives.

    The N900 says it cant send email

    I have sent email to an external email account from the pc and the email arrives.
    but when I reply to it (from the external account), it doesn't come back to the pc.

    What do I need to do to try and find out whats wrong, and how can I try to fix it ?

    I'm not very good at the command line, in fact I'm a beginner.

    Thanks
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please check if the MX record of your domain points to your ISPConfig server. You can check that by running
    Code:
    dig mx yourdomain.com
    Also, are there any errors in your mail log?
     
  6. jhurleston

    jhurleston New Member

    ; <<>> DiG 9.7.0-P1 <<>> mx www.website.mobi
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 2640
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;www.website.mobi. IN MX

    ;; Query time: 145 msec
    ;; SERVER: 00.00.00.00#53(00.00.00.00)
    ;; WHEN: Tue Aug 10 07:32:07 2010
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 32

    from mail.err in var/log/
    Suspicious rcfile var/www/web76/user/web76_aaa/.procmailrc
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please check
    Code:
    dig mx website.mobi
    not dig mx www.website.mobi

    Can you post the outputs of
    Code:
    ls -la /var/www/web76/user/web76_aaa
    ls -la /var/www
    ?
     
  8. jhurleston

    jhurleston New Member

    ; <<>> DiG 9.7.0-P1 <<>> mx website.mobi
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 3292
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;website.mobi. IN MX

    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    website.mobi. 43200 IN MX 10 mail.website.mobi.

    ;; Query time: 91 msec
    ;; SERVER: 70.32.65.21#53(70.32.65.21)
    ;; WHEN: Fri Aug 27 12:46:14 2010
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 49

    I cant send the "ls -la /var/www" becasue its more than 12000 characters.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
  9. jhurleston

    jhurleston New Member

    ls -la /var/www/web76/user/web76_jhl

    drwxrwxr-x 5 www-data www-data 4096 2010-08-04 04:17 .
    drwxrwxr-x 3 www-data www-data 4096 2010-08-04 04:17 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 103 2010-08-07 21:44 .antivirus.rc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 929 2010-08-07 21:44 .autoresponder.rc
    -rw------- 1 web76_jhl web76 24 2010-08-07 21:44 .forward
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 69497 2010-08-07 21:44 .html-trap.rc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3889 2010-08-07 21:44 .local-rules.rc
    drwx------ 6 web76_jhl web76 4096 2010-08-10 18:24 Maildir
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 204 2010-08-07 21:44 .mailsize.rc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 457 2010-08-07 21:44 .procmailrc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 656 2010-08-07 21:44 .quota.rc
    drwxrwxr-x 2 www-data www-data 4096 2010-08-04 04:17 .spamassassin
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1146 2010-08-07 21:44 .spamassassin.rc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2011 2010-08-07 21:44 .user_prefs
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 32 2010-08-07 21:44 .vacation.msg
    drwxrwxr-x 2 www-data www-data 4096 2010-08-04 04:17 web
     
  10. jhurleston

    jhurleston New Member

    I just asked my sys guy to add pop3 to the server and he said that its not secure, that its hackable and that I should not have it, I find it difficult to believe because its so common!

    can you confirm his thoughts, either way! thanks.

    (NOTE: I want a pop3 email account in my mobile phone, I cant seem to configure imap there.)
     
  11. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I can not confirm what your sys admin said about pop3. You can use pop3 and imap with ssl or without ssl. pop3 and imap without ssl are both not very secure as they send passwords unencrypted while pop3 with ssl and imap with ssl are both secure as they use ssl to encrypt the connection.
     

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