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Article ID: 806, created on Oct 6, 2008, last review on May 10, 2014


When I try to change my password within webmail, I have this error on top of page:

Warning: fsockopen(): unable to connect to localhost:106 in
/home/httpd/vhosts/webmail/horde/passwd/lib/Driver/poppassd.php on line 34
Failure in changing password : Connection refused


Make sure that xinetd/inetd server is running and 'poppassd' service is enabled in it. See /etc/xinetd.d/poppassd_psa for xinetd and /etc/inetd.conf for inetd.

Also, make sure that 106 (poppasswd) port is open for localhost. Try to telnet to localhost to this port or run the following command on the server:

nmap localhost -p106

Starting nmap V. 3.00 ( )
Interesting ports on localhost (
Port State Service
106/tcp open pop3pw

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