View Full Version : pop3 connects - won't login

21st July 2006, 03:12 AM
I've got sendmail setup & working. When I "telnet box 110" I get:
Connected to sg7 (
Escape character is '^]'.
(after that, nothing)
user chuck
(nothing) the only thing I can get to work is ctrl ] with quit
Oh the "secure.log" does get START pop3 pid from ...

Any thoughts?


Omega Blue
21st July 2006, 10:06 AM
Uh, what are you trying to do?

21st July 2006, 02:26 PM
Retieve my mail. Thunderbird connects, can see that (ps ax), but nothing happens (timeout).
I'm thinking something is not loaded. xinetd.d/ipop3 - there, calls a perl script fetchpop, calls fetchmail & ipop3d
Ah,... fetchmail: no mailservers have been specified. when I start fetchmail by hand. I'll work down this path. If you have suggestion???? Thanks

7th September 2006, 07:02 AM
I have this same problem. I was running FC4 fine, upgraded to 5, and no client (Thunderbird or Evolution) can connect to po3, Telnet to the port works fine.

Did and full hard disk wipe and reinstalled and updated FC5, same issue. Pop3 works fine on any other computer in my house with any email client.