POP3 not working

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by AaronNGray, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. AaronNGray

    AaronNGray New Member


    I have a fresh instillation of ISPConfig 2.2.6 on Redhat Fedora Core 5.

    I cannot seem to get POP3 to work. SMTP is working fine.

    The ISP Server Status says POP3 is online; the Dovecot service is running.

    My DNS has the MX record setup, correctly as far as I can tell.

    I have created several mail user accounts on a site account.

    I have tried using Evolution on the same machine.

    Many thanks in advance,

  2. AaronNGray

    AaronNGray New Member

    dig results

    Just in case I have not got the MX record setup properly here's my MX record results using dig :-

    [[email protected] ~]#dig aarongray.org MX

    ; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> aarongray.org MX
    ;; global options: printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 8615
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 4

    ;aarongray.org. IN MX

    aarongray.org. 79071 IN MX 10 mail.aarongray.org.

    aarongray.org. 71046 IN NS ns1.bb-online.net.
    aarongray.org. 71046 IN NS ns2.bb-online.net.
    aarongray.org. 71046 IN NS brain.bb-online.co.uk.

    mail.aarongray.org. 79071 IN A
    ns1.bb-online.net. 168778 IN A
    ns2.bb-online.net. 83388 IN A
    brain.bb-online.co.uk. 84019 IN A

    ;; Query time: 32 msec
    ;; SERVER:
    ;; WHEN: Wed Aug 16 23:11:29 2006
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 200

    If you could check it please as this is the first time I have done a mail account MX record setup. My server IP address is and I have ports 25 and 110 routed through to my server.

  3. AaronNGray

    AaronNGray New Member

    Oh. I should add that the mail client POP3 is connecting but I am just not recieving any mail through the system.

  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Do you use courier or dovecot as pop3 daemon, then you will have to enable maildir support in ISPConfig.
  5. AaronNGray

    AaronNGray New Member



    I have followed the FC5 perfect instillation proceedure.

    I have enabled maildir and restarted all services but still no joy.

  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please make sure SELinux is disabled.
  7. AaronNGray

    AaronNGray New Member

    SELinux disabled

    Yes SELinux was disabled at install time.
  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Please check your mail log for errors. Which lines do apper when you send an email to your server?
  9. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Also make sure no firewall is blocking port 110.
  10. AaronNGray

    AaronNGray New Member

    Routing problem

    Looking at the log there is something very odd with the mail routing, AFAICT not a problem with ISPConfig.

  11. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the exact error message?
  12. AaronNGray

    AaronNGray New Member

    Domain name

    I had to set the myhostname and mydomain in /etc/postfix/main.cf

    They were defaulting to the local ip addresses domain name.

  13. AaronNGray

    AaronNGray New Member

    Mail being sent on to local ISP's mail server

    Mail was being sent on to the local ip's domain MX record, ie the local ISP's mail server.

    I dont understand how that will be any different for any other mail server setup by ISPConfig ?

  14. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Please post your postfix main.cf file, comments stripped.
  15. AaronNGray

    AaronNGray New Member

    Mail Working

    main.cf is exactly the same as the FC5 perfect instillation except that I have added the mydomain and myhostname which makes it work okay now.

    ISPConfig has added a 'mydestination=/etc/postfix/local-host-names' which I presume reads the other mail domains rather than relaying back to the internet.

    Many thanks for bearing with me.

  16. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, that's ok. :)
  17. AaronNGray

    AaronNGray New Member


    Thanks alot.


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