Bug 40582 - Remote connections not working after configuring sendmail.mc
Remote connections not working after configuring sendmail.mc
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-14 15:54 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-15 11:20:27 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-05-14 15:54:14 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
After I made the recomended changes(from release notes) in sendmail.mc 
DAEMON_OPTIONS('Port=smtp, Addr=, Name=MTA')
to DAEMON_OPTIONS('Port=smtp, Addr=, Name=MTA')
and regenerated the sendmail.cf file with the command

m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.mc > /etc/sendmail.cf

I then restarted the daemon to initialize the new settings but
the system still will not allow remote hosts to check mail.
Am I doing something wrong? or is this a configuration problem with other 
portions of sendmail

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. make changes in sendmail.mc as above
2. Regenerate sendmail.cf as above
3. Check mail with a remote email client

Actual Results:  Client returned this message when checking that serverThe 
connection to the server has failed. Account: 'Dave Nelson', 
Server: '', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket 
Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

have tried settings in client with both IP address and FQDN

Expected Results:  remotely check mail

Additional info:

If I am doing something wrong is there any documentation on how to fix 
this? I have never had to do this before to setup an email server.
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2001-05-15 12:15:31 EDT
You want to access your server with pop3. Look into enabling a pop3 server, as
only accepts email, but does not offer pop3 connections.

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