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Not sure how to classify this or how to properly explain this so I apologize in advance if things don't sound right or are over-explained. It happens :)

Setting up an email server (hMailServer) on an XP box. The DNS has resolved so I can access the url and I can ping it no problem. I'm sending emails to the server from another box and works again, no problem. I disabled the router firewall (for testing) and disabled windows firewall (for testing) and I'm still not able to access ports 110 or 143.

I can telnet to 25 just fine and if I try on the box running hMailServer I can telnet just fine. I'm out of ideas right now so I'm looking for suggestions on what else to look at.

And since I consider myself paranoid I even built the exceptions into the firewall (both router and windows) even though they are disabled. Still nothing and I'm pretty frustrated.

Thanks in advance.
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by:CorruptedLogic
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I've never used hMailServer, but, if it's anything at all like exchange, you will probably have to start the POP (Port 110) and IMAP (port 143) services manually, you should then be able to pass traffic etc.
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by:SOakley54
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I can telnet to both 110 and 143 on the box running hMailServer so that can't be it. Everything points to a firewall issue. If I were at home I would unplug the firewall and try going straight to the box. I don't have that luxury here as it'll take down a network =/
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Anything like Antivirus software installed on the workstation?
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by:SOakley54
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Nope - it was a new install so I didn't bother until I had the server up and running.
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Is there anything else between the mail server and the router and the outside world?
Have you tried connecting to the box from another machine on the same subnet?
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by:SOakley54
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Actually I haven't tried the later. I'll hook my laptop up and see if I can telnet on the same network at least.
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