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Date:      Thu, 8 Feb 1996 09:14:12 -0500 (EST)
From:      jlrobins@zappa.cs.uncc.edu (James Robinson)
To:        kkoay@lightside.com (Kok K. Koay)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freefall.FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Eudora 1.4.3 cannot connect to xxx.yyy.zzz
Message-ID:  <9602081414.AA01902@zappa.cs.uncc.edu>
In-Reply-To: <m0tkRY1-0009X2C@covina.lightside.com> from "Kok K. Koay" at Feb 8, 96 00:17:00 am

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> 
> Hi, I really need some help on this one. I have a mail server say xxx on
> yyy.zzz. The DNS server for yyy.zzz does have a MX record pointed to xxx.
> When I use Eudora for Windows with MS provided TCP/IP protocol driver to
> connect to xxx.yyy.zzz to retrieve mail, I got the message "cannot connect
> to xxx.yyy.zzz. cause: connection refused". The mail got to xxx.yyy.zzz fine
> from other FreeBSD server and able to read when logged into xxx.yyy.zzz. By
> the way, I added a Cw record for yyy.zzz domain in the sendmail.cf file. I
> am really stuck!!!! Please Help!!!
> 
> 

Eudora uses the POP3 protocol to read mail, and the SMTP protocol to send
mail. You're running a SMTP server on your box by default (sendmail). You
need to compile / install / run a POP3 server. Check out popper in the
ports/mail collection. It works fine.

The "connection refused" error is given when you try to contact a certain
machine's port number N, but there is no daemon (server) accepting connections
on that port number. It is the other machine telling you "no-one's home".

James





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