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    Re: configure pop3 email client on ubuntu 12.04 lts

    I now get the Exim prompt when I telnet to port 25.

    Code:
    [root@rocky ~]# telnet mail.petrahigh.co.zw 25
    Trying 79.170.44.54...
    Connected to mail.petrahigh.co.zw.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    220 mail54.extendcp.co.uk ESMTP Exim Sat, 01 Dec 2012 01:20:10 +0000
    ehlo rocky.example.com
    250-mail54.extendcp.co.uk Hello rocky.example.com [10.10.10.10]
    250-SIZE 31457280
    250-PIPELINING
    250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN CRAM-MD5
    250-STARTTLS
    250 HELP
    mail from: someone@example.com
    250 OK
    rcpt to: root@petrahigh.co.zw
    550 unknown user
    quit
    221 mail54.extendcp.co.uk closing connection
    Connection closed by foreign host.
    Since I'd imagine root is a valid user, it may not accept mail for the petrahigh.co.uk domain yet.
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    Re: configure pop3 email client on ubuntu 12.04 lts

    587 is open, try using that
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    Re: configure pop3 email client on ubuntu 12.04 lts

    thanks for the help guys, the mail server is actually on the same network as my machine (LAN) i`ll ask the sysadmin guy to verify my mail account settings if the account is still active.coz its really frustrating me now!

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    Re: configure pop3 email client on ubuntu 12.04 lts

    here are the contents of my resolve conf file:




    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 127.0.0.1

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    Re: configure pop3 email client on ubuntu 12.04 lts

    I think there`s progress now, i am no longer getting the smtp error message but a message sending progress window, but it keeps loading "connecting to mail.petrahigh.co.zw" then it gives me the error message "server connection timeout"

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    Re: configure pop3 email client on ubuntu 12.04 lts

    thanks for the help guys, the mail server is actually on the same network as my machine (LAN) i`ll ask the sysadmin guy to verify my mail account settings if the account is still active.coz its really frustrating me now!
    Try inputting the LAN IP address into your mail client instead of "mail.petrahigh.co.zw"

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    Unhappy Re: configure pop3 email client on ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Hi guys, i`ve tried using the gateway IP for the network as well as the IP 79.170.44.54 but to no avail. i still cannot receive emails from my account. please advise me on the best course of action.

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    Re: configure pop3 email client on ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Quote Originally Posted by speedygarth View Post
    here are the contents of my resolve conf file:
    Code:
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    #     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 127.0.0.1
    In order to ensure that the problem has nothing to do with the forwarding nameserver dnsmasq, please disable dnsmasq.

    1. Assuming that you are running Ubuntu 12.04 and NetworkManager and that NetworkManager is controlling your dnsmasq process, please edit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
    Code:
        sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
    and comment out the line "dns=dnsmasq"
    Code:
        #dns=dnsmasq
    then save the file and restart network-manager.
    Code:
        sudo restart network-manager
    2. It is also possible that you have the standalone dnsmasq server package (called "dnsmasq") installed. If so then please remove it or disable it.

    After you have disabled dnsmasq you should see an external nameserver address in resolv.conf instead of a loopback nameserver address.
    Code:
    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
    #     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
    nameserver 12.34.56.78
    If this is not the case, try rebooting.

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    Re: configure pop3 email client on ubuntu 12.04 lts

    Quote Originally Posted by speedygarth View Post
    Hi guys, i`ve tried using the gateway IP for the network as well as the IP 79.170.44.54 but to no avail. i still cannot receive emails from my account. please advise me on the best course of action.
    Ask your network administrator if the mail server is configured to accept POP3 connections from the LAN (and not just from the Internet).

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    Re: configure pop3 email client on ubuntu 12.04 lts

    I have added the local dns server IP adds to /etc/resolv.conf but i still cannot access the emails. the other users on our network all use windows OS and all their email accounts use pop3 mail settings.
    i also disabled the dnsmasq service, but i still cannot receive my emails.

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