?
Solved

SET up POP3 server

Posted on 2004-04-21
7
Medium Priority
?
893 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I can't seam to get the pop3 server to recieve email on my windows 2003 server.  I've setup the domain (equal to my registered domain name, and added a email account.  I try testing by sending a email from a yahoo account, and it gets bounced back.  

What have I missed.

Note, I am behind a firewall.  Exactly what porst do I need to open.

Assuming these ports are open, what else am I missing?
0
Comment
Question by:adwiseman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:advnettech
ID: 10881913
Do you have the ports fwd from your router to your server?
0
 
LVL 14

Author Comment

by:adwiseman
ID: 10881927
I have 25 for smtp, and 110 for pop3.  Are there other ports that I need to forward?  I've also tried testing with the server in the DMZ with no luck so I'm guessing it's not a port problem.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
advnettech earned 2000 total points
ID: 10881978
Chk with your ISP and see if they are blocking port 25. (that is fairly common these days.)
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
LVL 14

Author Comment

by:adwiseman
ID: 10881995
I am able to send mail using smtp, so outgoing port 25 works.  Are they able to block port 25 for incoming, and does pop use port 25?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:advnettech
ID: 10882110
yes they can
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:msice
ID: 10883154
Are you sure your port 110 is mapped to the right internal IP of the mail server?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:GearyTech
ID: 10885240
I'm a little unsure from your question how you are trying to receive mail on your server... so I'll cover off 2 methods and what you may have missed:

MX Delivery
If you want the Internet to automatically direct email traffic to your server, you will need an MX record associated with your domain name, pointing at your router. You then forward port 25 (TCP) from your router to your exchange server. I have a feeling this is what you may have missed.

POP Delivery
If you are asking Exchange to POP an account for your email, then you need to have an email account associated with your domain name at your ISP or web hosting company. This should be a "Catch All" account, and you can configure Exchange to POP that account to a maximum of once every 15 minutes to collect mail. Exchange will look after parsing email received into the correct accounts.

Please let me know which method you are trying, and I can provide more details.

Good luck.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question