I've been running an XMail server on my home PC for some years, on XP and Vista. My Vista system recently died, and I'm now trying to get XMail up on Windows 7.
I appear to have successfully migrated the migrated everything (by copying the configuration unchanged), and the SMTP side appears to be working correctly (I can see emails coming from outside).
However, my POP connection (from Thunderbird) consistently fails with this message:
... Mail server ... responded with Invalid auth or access denied
Wireshark shows an apparently correct sequence of USER and PASS commands going in from the client. I have tried both unsecure and encrypted passwords, and the passwords match on the client and in the server configuration.
XMail is set up as a "Local System" account, and there doesn't appear to be any issue with file access permissions or ownership.
Has anyone experienced a similar problem, and solved it?
In answer to @joeqwerty:'s question, here's the text from Wireshark following the TCP stream:
+OK <firstname.lastname@example.org> [XMail 1.27 POP3 Server] service ready; Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:07:18 +0100 CAPA +OK Capability list follows TOP USER UIDL PIPELINING STLS IMPLEMENTATION [XMail 1.27 POP3 Server] . USER xxxx +OK Password required for xxxx@mydomain PASS qwerty -ERR Invalid auth or access denied
Note that the actual packet dump shows the client sending
USER xxxx\r\n and
PASS qwerty\r\n, which I believe is correct, even from the remote client, which is Thunderbird on Linux (Mint).
BTW, here's the registry stuff for XMail:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GNU\XMail] "MAIL_ROOT"="D:\\Programs\\XMailRoot" "MAIL_CMD_LINE"="-Mr 12 -Pl -Sl -Ql -Yi 900 -Yl -F- -Cl -Ll"
I've also tried with APOP:
+OK <email@example.com> [XMail 1.27 POP3 Server] service ready; Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:37:36 +0100 CAPA +OK Capability list follows TOP USER UIDL PIPELINING STLS IMPLEMENTATION [XMail 1.27 POP3 Server] . APOP xxxx 58f4ef7808f8b611b1451c4d1cdae1a6 -ERR Invalid auth or access denied
BTW, I checked the hash, and it is correct (from the client's point of view)
I chose ServerFault rather than SuperUser to post this question because a search for XMail gave more questions here than there. However, if the community feels I should be over there, please feel free to migrate me.