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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

Don't use sendmail, postfix is much easier to administrate. However there are much better MTAs out there (eg curiour).

Also, you're better off running IMAP than POP.

I am very familiar with sendmail and don't want to learn anything new. Under the circumstances here, IMAP is not an option.
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Originally Posted by nizda View Post

Use whatever your comfortable with to setup the mail server, I'm assuming you've done it before awhile ago. The error you posted is as if you started q popper and either restarted without the socket fully closing or issued the command again when you could not fetch your mail. Something along those lines, basically q popper is saying it can not bind to it's specified port. First thing, I need you to tell me what your setup is and or planning. For instance you said you had a unused domain and wanted to use it, which to me it sound's like you have bind setup and your running dns off your box and setting up your mail server. Since you said Outlook could not fetch the mail properly, brings us into client side. So I'm just trying to establish what exactly your running, and issue a "netstat -l" to see if qpopper is still listening on the port. It may just be something that easy where your process didn't fully restart when you were trying to check out what was going on and all you have to do is kill and restart the process.

The machine is down now so when I get it back up, I'll take a look. It might be a few days, but it might be as soon as tonight. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

The reason I recommend postfix is because it's compatiblewith sendmail but has massively easier config files. Sendmail is a pig to set up. The hardest MTA to set up in fact. And you gain nothing in the way of security nor features for using it. Which is why nearly all distros have replaced sendmail as their preferred MTA with postfix or even newer projects.

And IMAP is a much better protocol that POP because it offers folder sync ing . IMAPis like running your own Google mail or exchange server instead of just pulling new mail. Plus most MTA support IMAP or can easily be configured to use an MTA plugin.

I honestly think pop and sendmail are a waste of time

I cannot use IMAP. These are very awkward circumstances. Sendmail is working just fine and I have used it forever so I am familiar with it. It's all I've ever used.
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