[Spambayes] Connecting to localhost
lylesj002 at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Dec 4 20:51:23 EST 2003
On Thursday 04 December 2003 02:46 pm, Richie Hindle wrote:
> On unix, you can't run SpamBayes on a port under 1024 (unless you run it
> as root, which is inadvisable). You should configure the SpamBayes POP
> proxy to listen on port 1110, then configure your email client to connect
> to 1110. Likewise, if you want to use the SMTP proxy, configure the proxy
> to listen on 1125 (for instance), then configure your email client to
> connect to 1125.
> The address that was in use looks like it was port 25, which is where you
> probably have a real SMTP server listening.
1. I can now download from my pop3 server through spambayes and I do not get
the 'address in use' error. Thank you very much.
2. I assume the reason I could not connect to localhost through spambayes'
pop3 proxy had something to do with not having root permission to use port
3. I would like to understand why my original smtp settings worked. In Kmail
my smtp option was set to localhost and port 25. In the spambayes proxy smtp
config options I used port 25 and the name of my smtp server. I could send
email out to the internet.
I don't think I'm running spambayes as root but how can I be sure? Is there a
way to check? Is there a way to tell what processes are running on a given
The fact that I could use smtp services on port 25 implies I'm running
spambayes in root. It also implies nothing else was using this port since I
experienced no problems.? That implies the busy port was 110. Can you help
me understand this?
In any case thank you again Richie for solving my problems.
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