Mark Nienberg mark at TIPPINGMAR.COM
Sun Nov 23 18:29:34 GMT 2003

If you haven't figured it out already, POP3 is actually part of the
IMAP package, so be sure you installed the imap rpm.  On RedHat 7.3 the
latest is imap-2001a-10.

Imap and pop are generally run from xinetd, so you don't start them
from "/init.d/imap".  I don't even have that file on my system, which
makes me wonder about how you installed imap and pop3.

Check that you have files:


then make sure that inside those files "disable" is set to "no".

Restart xinetd with "service xinetd restart".

Now try it.


On Sunday, November 23, 2003, at 09:21  AM, Steve Hickel wrote:

> All,
> I just spent the morning trying to figure out how to get imap and pop3
> working on my RH 7.3 system. I didn't load them when I load the
> original os. I am getting tired of losing email when I mistakenly
> double-click the delete key in my usermin email client from XP IE. My
> mailscanner works great but I need a more robust client like mozilla
> mail or outlook or express, but need to get over this hump. Any
> thoughts?
> Steve
> ps. Here is the error I am getting:
> Executing /etc/rc.d/init.d/imap start ..
> imap2: unrecognized service
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/imap: flags: command not found
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/imap: socket_type: command not found
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/imap: wait: `=' is not a pid or valid job spec
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/imap: wait: `no' is not a pid or valid job spec
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/imap: user: command not found
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/imap: server: command not found
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/imap: log_on_failure: command not found
> disable: Unable to connect to server: Connection refused

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