Problems reading mail on POP mail client (Maybe a setup problem?)

Problems reading mail on POP mail client (Maybe a setup problem?)

Post by Ira Chav » Sat, 18 Dec 1993 00:45:27

        I am having problems reading mail from a POP3 mail server.

        The server is a DEC 3000/500 OSF/1 V1.3
        The client is a NT system.

        Using any of the WINSOCK POP/SMTP clients,  I am able to
        send mail and successfully logon to the POP3 mail server.
        The server reports no new mail although there is.

        The POP database is located in /usr/spool/pop/POP and
        my new mail arrives via SMTP in /usr/spool/mail/xxxxx.

        My entry in the pop database specifies the relative directory
        ../mail .   I was assuming I could read my SMTP incomming mail
        via POP.

        Does POP incomming mail show up in a different spot.  If so
        what tricks do I need to perform to have a unified mail box
        (POP/SMTP) readable or does POP mail need to be addressed
        differently than SMTP mail.

        Can anyone help?

        Ira Chavis


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record) for

the servers, and user2 is a local user on Server B.

sendmail to skip the MX record, and deliver the email directly to
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I've tried the tests suggested in the sendmail docs, but don't really
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