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POP3 server setup problem

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I've just setup RedHat Linux 5.0 with the intension of making it a POP3
server as well as an SMTP server. I assumed that both the services were
pre-installed when I installed Linux. The sendmail daemon seems to be
working fine. But for some reason the POP3 server is not functioning.
                 I have checked the /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf
files and the entries check out fine.

/etc/services:
pop-3           110/tcp         # PostOffice V.3
pop              110/tcp          # PostOffice V.3


/etc/inetd.conf:
pop-3   stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  ipop3d

but when I telnet to the pop3 port or if I try to access mail from a
pop3 client like netscape, I get a message something like "connection
closed by foreign host". Please help up out with this problem. I badly
need to solve this problem fast. Thank you so much.
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Sounds like the inetd daemon isn't running.  It should be setup by default if I remember correctly...
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by:shashinm
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The inetd daemon is very much running, because I'm able to telnet and ftp to the Linuz box from other machines, and these daemons are also included in inetd.

Is there any other reliable and tested POP3 server I could use ?
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Have you verified the setup in the /etc/sendmail.cf and /etc/sendmail.cw files?  When your system starts up does it say starting sendmail?  I am on Linux 4.0 kernel 2.0.32, but it should be similiar.  What is your domain, I can try to connect to it and see what message I get...Are you running a primary DNS?  As far as other POP mail server, I have found mime to be 95% stable except for the IMAP security hole.  But since that is now fixed I'd give it a 97% uptime and accuracy rating.
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