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Date:      Wed, 28 Nov 2001 23:31:08 +0100
From:      "Anthony Atkielski" <>
To:        <>
Cc:        "FreeBSD Questions" <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD sendmail server and POP clients
Message-ID:  <011801c1785c$60bbf6a0$>
References:  <000001c1785a$646c6660$1b00a8c0@micronet>

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It's not a server problem.  The message you are seeing means that Outlook cannot
determine how to send out the message for the mailbox specified.  It never even
talks to your server because it can't figure out that it is supposed to be
talking to an SMTP server.  Note that POP has nothing to do with this; it is
used only to retrieve mail.

There are lots of different Outlook configuration errors that can cause this
problem.  Do a search in the Microsoft Knowledge Base on their Web site and
you'll find quite a few articles listing possible causes and their resolutions.

Also, if possible in your environment, Outlook Express is much easier to use
with POP3/SMTP than the full-blown Outlook client.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raja Velu" <>
To: <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 23:16
Subject: FreeBSD sendmail server and POP clients

> Hi,
> I am using a FreeBSD box as a 'test' mail server (running sendmail) and have
> setup a POP server for clients like MS Outlook to download mail from the
> server. The POP clients are all able to receive emails arriving at the
> server. However, all the outgoing mails from the POP clients seem to be
> bouncing back with the message:
> No transport provider was available for delivery to this recipient.
> The same Outlook client with similar configuration works fine with my
> regular externaly hosted mail server. So, I am trying to figure out what I
> have goofed up in my mail/POP server configuration. If anybody has any
> clues, pl let me know.
> I am able to send out emails directly from the server, using 'pine' and such
> utilities.
> TIA.
> Rgds,
> Raja
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