Re: fedora 16 dovecot / outlook 2010 connection issue
I never tested dovecot/F16, but dovecot and Outlook 2010 should cooperate fine.
The default dovecot configuration enables IMAP for everywhere, so in principle it should work.
Do you mean with "open on router and firewall" the firewall to the outside world?
It could be that an iptables firewall on the Fedora server is active and blocking port 143.
Can you telnet to <emailserver>:143 from your Outlook client? (telnet not standard installed in W7)
Please check with "netstat -an | grep 143 " on the server for
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:143 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN