Outlook Express is sending mails to qmail server but not able to recieve mails
Mar 2nd, 2004 09:37
Jonathan de Boyne Pollard, fire snake, Ragi Sreekanth, http://inter7.com./vpopmail.html
There are two protocols for receiving mail in the world of
SMTP-based Internet mail: POP3 and IMAP. Microsoft Outlook can
be both a POP3 client and an IMAP client.
"qmail" comprises (amongst other things) both an SMTP Relay
server and a POP3 server. (There are also third-party POP3
servers that one can use with "qmail", such as "vpopmail".)
However you actually _have to set the servers up_. If you
don't set up a POP3 server, your MUA won't be able to receive
mail using POP3.
"qmail" doesn't comprise an IMAP server. If you want an IMAP
server, you must use an IMAP server software package in
conjunction with "qmail".
By the way: If you are thinking that Outlook Express is unable
to receive mail because it is displaying an "Your server has
unexpectedly terminated the connection." message, please note
that this message is a lie. There is another answer in this
folder that deals specifically with this Outlook Express lie.