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Can't get e-mails from pop server

Posted on 2006-07-17
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Hi,

I have dedicated server windows 2003 and decided to configure native SMTP and POP3 services.
SMTP server works fine, I can send emails, but with POP3 I have problems. When I check for e-mails from e-mail program I
always get zero e-mails from my pop server though I send e-mails from another account to my new e-mails.
I only get e-mails to my pop account from my SMTP server postmaster like: e-mail not delivered or etc.

Any suggestion why my mailbox in pop3 service is always empty?

Regards,
Tomas
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by:Tomazaz
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Forgot to mention, while I send e-mail to my new account I don't get any "e-mail not delivered" messages from others smtp
server, does it mean that e-mails is reached my pop server?
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by:Michael Pfister
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Do you have a router/firewall between your server and the internet? If yes, do you forward SMTP port 25 to your servers internal IP address?
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by:Tomazaz
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My problem is with pop server, so it is 110 port. Yes I have forwarded 110 port, if I didn't do that I have been able to connect to pop server but now I can, just the number of messages is always 0.

I will try to explain one more time,
The problem is that my POP server does not receive e-mails which are send from other SMTP servers, I get e-mails(smtp notifications e-mails) to my POP server only from my SMTP server .
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Michael Pfister earned 500 total points
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But mail won't be delivered by POP3 to your server, it will be delivered by SMTP.
Therefore SMTP port 25 needs to be forwarded to your server and you need a DNS MX record pointing to your mail server for your mail domain, so other servers can deliver mail to it. (http://www.petri.co.il/configure_mx_records_for_incoming_smtp_email_traffic.htm)

If you need to PULL mails from your providers POP3 mailbox, you'll need add'l tools. I did a very quick search and found one: http://www.jam-software.com/smartpop2exchange/index.shtml

Hope it helps,

Michael

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by:Tomazaz
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I am not server guru, so thank you for your explanation. I will let you know about result.
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