One possible gotcha is that, at least in my area, IP name resolution
name of my mailserver in all mailreaders. Since I am masq'ing my
connection, I had to connect to my cable modem with 95, ping "mail",
record the IP address, and perform a reverse lookup on it to find the
FQDN of that server in DNS. Once I had that server name, I could pop3
into it using that FQDN, and it worked fine.
In your case, you might be connecting to the wrong pop3 server, which is
not configured to provide service for your account. Try checking your
domain name as provided at install time (something like
"kdc3.ks.home.net"). With this, now try pinging the host "mail" at that
domain name (thus "mail.kdc3.ks.home.net"). If this points you to a
different server than what you have been using, you may have solved your
> with ip masq/ip chains. I set it up exactly as the HOWTO describes, and
> almost everything works... from inside the gateway i can ping external
> machines, i can read webpages, etc. However i cannot get my email off
> exact.... i'm not at my computer right now):
> authorization failed, server responded with:
> [AUTH] password for "xxxxx" ?????
> If i use the exact same username and password on the gateway machine, i can
> get my mail just fine....
> do anything special?
> Thanks in advance for the help!