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POP3 / SMTP Problems, please help. Urgent

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Elliot, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. Elliot

    Elliot Well-Known Member

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    I've got a really odd problem. While trying to check email via outlook I get the following error
    Receiving' / Sending' reported error (0x80042109) Outlook is unable to connect to your
    outgoing (SMTP/POP3) e-mail server. ect. ect.

    now I haven't had this problem before and the server has been up for a year

    did a CPanel update screw something up? I am using the latest STABLE release as of yesterday

    I even stopped APF, and stopped iptables and still get the same error. I have restarted the
    server and restarted cppop with still no sucess.

    Is anyone else experiencing this problem? I need to fix this ASAP so any suggestions/help is
    welcome and appreciated.


    Thanks
     
  2. Elliot

    Elliot Well-Known Member

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    icanectc
    Just tried this, still dosn't work
    Yes, webmail works find, no pop3 / smtp dosn't work on two of the domains I have tried.
     
  3. Elliot

    Elliot Well-Known Member

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    anyone? please
     
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    Elliot Well-Known Member

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    Alright, I used Mozilla Thunderbird, same problem its refusing the connection, even though I have cppop running, and my firewalls are off... So confusing.
     
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    telnet yourdomain 110
    telnet yourdomain 25

    If the above succeeds then it looks like to be an issue with your ISP possibly. Perhaps they are forcing you to authenticate against their smtp servers or something

    Anup
     
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    Elliot Well-Known Member

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    Right, checked this. When I do it locally I get a reponce. But when I do this remotely via my
    computer it says connection refused, now I don't unstand why it would refuse the connection

    I flushed the rules from APF and stopped it, and did the same with iptables...

    I think I might have to open a ticket. This is rediculous
     
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    Sorry about not mentioning to not to test it locally.
    I may be wrong. This could also be related to your ISP's settings or something.
    Try the Ticket route and do let us know whet the problem was as i remeber a similar case somewhere on this forum.

    Anup
     
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    Well, if you're sure that it's not being blocked by your local firewall or your server firewall... then your ISP is likely blocking port 25... 'for spam control reasons'. Try running exim on a different port (say port 26 - though some Isps are also blocking that port), so try something like 225 as well.

    And there was some discussion recently somewhere (I forget exactly where) regarding a few isps apparently blocking port 110 as well... (Which is totally stupid, but it's their customers).

    So, you might be a victim of this... complain, deal with it, or switch isps...
     
  10. Elliot

    Elliot Well-Known Member

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    brilliant, I think this did happen... Going to try to get ahold of these guys now, not going to help
    probably but I will let them know I am upset!

    Other people aren't having this problem, and I wouldn't think in years that they would be so
    stupid to block a common port. Whats next port 80?

    Thanks again for all the help, was an experience to say the least.
     
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