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KMS 6.2.2 on OpenSUSE 11


I've just got KMS running properly - it can send and receive mail perfectly well - but I can't get the POP download bit to do anything at all.

I got my firewall adjusted so the "can't get there" errors disappeared, but now there's just *nothing*. The logs say "Receiving pop ..." but nothing gets pulled off the server
or appears in the designated mailbox.

My provider is Earthlink - and yes, there were a few problems dealing with their port 25 block but that's taken care of.

However, in the POP3 DOWNLOAD section, putting "" in the pop3 server box using
an appropriate username, say "xyz<_a.t_>", and
the password just doesn't go.

I've tried SSL, but Earthlink rejects that. I tried 'APOP' instead of "PLAIN" too, but it makes no difference.

Now a standalone mail client like Thunderbird - that connects immediately on port 110 and the username/password dialog appears.

I've tried everything I can think of. Could KMS be misreading,
malformatting or just not seeing Earthlinks login ? I'm not sure how KMS "stuffs" this info in there once it connects with the POP server. I note that there are timeout values in the KMS
config file ... sending too quickly or too late ???

(no, we can't change ISPs ... too much legacy stuff ... could maybe forward all earthlink mail to GMail or something, but
that's getting way too convoluted for comfort ... Smile

Anyway, this is all that stands in the way of a 'perfect' system for my companys purposes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated and specific experiences with Earthlink especially so.


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In the debug log of KMS, switch on the POP3 Client logging to find out where exactly the POP transfer fails. Also post this log here.

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I have 2 clients that are downloading pop3 mail from EarthLink. Both are using as the pop server. Also they use no SSL port 110, and plain authentication.

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Issue resolved !

Earthlink has absorbed many smaller ISPs over the years.
We used to be with one called "CyberGate".

The correct POP server was "" instead of

Odd though how standalone mail programs work fine using
"" ....

Anyway - the debugging log told the story ... the "User"
command wasn't working ... no such person at "".

So, I should have been using "mail." instead of "pop." and
".gate." instead of ".earthlink." .... you think they'd have
this spelled out clearly, somewhere.

Thanks all !

Now I can pay Kerio the money for 25 users. They oughtta
like that, dontchathink ? Smile
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