I decided, as an experiment, to run a mail server on my comp.
I installed postfix, and it's running rather well, combined with pine and I can send mail to outer internet addresses without a glitch.
Now I decided I want to set up an Imap server so I could connect to it from wherever I want...
I installed the imap package, browsed around in the washington.edu website which kept claiming it's "plug and play"
I also added
to my /etc/hosts.allow
Well so far it doesn't work...
when I run Imap (by ssh-ing into the computer) I get this :
[root@shabi omri]# imapd
* OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 LITERAL+ SASL-IR LOGIN-REFERRALS STARTTLS AUTH=LOGIN] shabi.homelinux.org IMAP4rev1 2004.352 at Wed, 21 Jul 2004 15:53:49 -0700 (PDT)
the domain name is of course shabi.homelinux.org, hostname is shabi...
but I can't connect to it, I tried both with mozilla and by telneting to port 143 and I get access refused...
anyone can help me please?
If I use pine from the server to send an email to myself I have to address it to :
which I find a bit odd but then it gets there and I have a new mail in my inbox...
on the other hand if I use an external account.. for example my university one I have two options :
If I mail it to email@example.com I get host not found from the university server.
If I mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org it's sent with no problems, but I get no mail in my inbox...