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when i try to send mail to myself on my server running sendmail(slackware distro) i am getting this error

There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your Password was rejected. Account: mydomain.com', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR being read already /usr/spool/mail/eric', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC92



This is very wierd because i am not checking my mail from any other machine??

any help is greatly appreciated

-Eric007
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by:jlevie
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Are you trying to send a mail message to the server? That ought to be done using SMTP, not POP. Check your client to see what it's using for the send mechanism. Another possibility is that there's a hung POP server process from a previous session still on the server. You can check by logging into the box and looking at the output of "ps -ef"
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by:eric007
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I am just sending mail to myself of my server

me@mydomain.com


From an outside mail server, and yes it is using SMTP...

What do I look for when I use "ps -ef" ??

Doesn't look ike anything is wrong when i do it...

Like I said, this server was working perfectly before...


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canani earned 50 total points
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Look for a stale lockfile:

ls -la /var/tmp/.pop

If there's a 'eric' file in this
directory, take a look at its last modification time. If it's and old file, just remove it and make your tests again.

Which version of slackware are you using ?

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by:eric007
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Thank you...
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by:eric007
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theres still a proble though, i deleted that file then i sent mail to myself and it locks up again??

-eric007
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by:canani
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I believe it's a bug in in.pop3d. I had the same pop3 strange behavior some time ago with slackware 3.6.

Maybe you should user qualcomm's qpopper instead of in.pop3d. I use it in a very loaded system with good results. Take alook at:

http://www.eudora.com/freeware/qpop.html

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