Author Topic: IMAP Error: Could not connect to webmail.simplistsims.co.uk at port 143  (Read 2442 times)

Offline simplistsims

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hi all,

I moved to a dedicated server today with windows server 2003 and plesk. I setup roundcube correctly with the databases etc but i get this error when i try to login:

IMAP Error: Could not connect to mail.simplistsims.co.uk at port 143: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.

im sure mail.simplistsims.co.uk is correct cause th mX entry is that

I hopeyou can help!

Thank
sean
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Offline yllar

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Re: IMAP Error: Could not connect to webmail.simplistsims.co.uk at port 143
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006, 03:20:56 AM »
telnet mail.simplistsims.co.uk 143
Trying 84.19.188.168...
telnet: connect to address 84.19.188.168: Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

check your server
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Offline AlexRezid

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Re: IMAP Error: Could not connect to webmail.simplistsims.co.uk at port 143
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006, 09:22:46 AM »
Here are some tips :

Q : Is mail.simplistsims.co.uk your server where RC runs ?

If Answer = True :
 - Make sure you installed an IMAP server (I recommend dovecot is you don't have one yet)
 - Make sure you installed a SMTP server (for outgoing and incoming mail) Postfix is good for that.
 - try replacing mail.simplistsims.co.uk by localhost in config file

If Answer = False :
 - Did you already managed to connect to this server with any mail client using IMAP ?
 - Check firewall settings

Hope this helps...

Alex

Offline simplistsims

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Re: IMAP Error: Could not connect to webmail.simplistsims.co.uk at port 143
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 12:10:22 PM »
ive tried using Outlook Express to access the IMAP server and it still has the same problem. Im am going to check if this server has IMAP and if it doesnt ill ask the hosts to install it.
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Offline simplistsims

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Re: IMAP Error: Could not connect to webmail.simplistsims.co.uk at port 143
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 12:26:15 PM »
i dont my server has IMAP and SMTP installed cause i went into Horde and i can access my email via POP3 but not IMAP so ill contact the host today asking them to install it.


thanks for all your help!
sean
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