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Why Does hotmail still reject my emails?

I have a very strange problem with my emails being marked as spam by hotmail. I just have configured Postfix + Dovecot on my server and all works perfectly. I can Send/Receive emails. I only have ...
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Postfix “warning: cannot get RSA private key from file”

I just followed this tutorial to set up a postfix mailserver with dovecot and mysql as backend for virtual users. Now I got the most parts working, I can connect to pop3 pop3s imap and imaps. Using ...
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Can't receive mails from Gmail

A few days ago Gmail suddenly decided to stop sending mails to my mailserver. I am using Postfix and Dovecot with an paid SSL Certificate running on Debian 7 with everything updated. My mail.log ...
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How do I change Dovecot virtual user passwords?

I used one web based control panel to create some virtual users for Dovecot. That control panel no longer works so I need to do this manually. I need to reset the password for one (virtual) user ...
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run sieve on maildir

For my mailserver I have a dovecot, postfix and sieve setup. I have several hundred mails in my maildir and have recently created some sieve rules for sorting them. Unfortunatelly the sieve rules are ...
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Failed SPF for email imported to Gmail because of client IP instead of server's in message when sent through SMTP from one local box to another

We have a linux (Debian) VPS with domain (let's say example.com with MX mail.example.com) that has SPF set up. There is dovecot+exim running. There is also Direct Admin on top of that. When I send a ...
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What options exist for changing usernames transparently in Webmail?

Currently, we have a fully working POP/IMAP/Webmail system (using Dovecot and Roundcube) that is a gleaming tower of perfection in its intended design. We have thousands of customers who belong to a ...
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is it safe to remove mails on imap server with “rm”?

I use dovecot IMAP server and want to delete big unneeded mails: cd /var/spool/foouser; du -a | sort -rn > /var/tmp/du-mail-foouser.log Now I see big mails at the top and after looking at them I ...
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Dovecot IMAP indexes are getting locked by Blackberry devices

This is an odd issue that I tend to see with Blackberry devices connecting via IMAP on some of my Sendmail+Dovecot mail deployments. For users of those devices, the Dovecot indexes tend to get locked. ...
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Monit failing to connect to Dovecot over SSL IMAP

I run Monit to keep check on processes on a Debian server. It's working as normal for all other services (Apache SSL, Postfix, SSH etc.) but Monit's checks on Dovecot are failing repeatedly. I think ...
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Applying ACLs to a Dovecot public namespace

I would like to provide access to some mailing lists via a set of public, read-only mailboxes in Dovecot. I have a public namespace define in my dovecot (dovecot-2.0.9) configuration that looks like ...
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Dovecot user lookup fails when using username@domain format

I have Dovecot v2.0.11 installed on a FreeBSD server and the user lookups for incoming email addresses are failing, but lookups for system users is successful. Dovecot is setup to use system users, ...
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Is SPF enough to make sure emails get delivered to inbox?

So I just succesfully set up postfix + dovecot. is SPF enough to make sure emails get delivered to my website's users? I don't want my emails to end up in their spam box.
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Forcing Dovecot to use SSL

I set up a mail server on an Ubuntu 11.04 distribution using the dovecot-postfix package. sudo apt-get install dovecot-postfix For some reason, I can't seem to disable non-SSL access through ...
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Moving mail server to google apps

I just recently moved one of my Mail server (Exim+dovecot) to google apps thinking it would be a good idea. I am interested to hear what the serverfault community think about it, and mostly weight the ...
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how to restore default configurations for dovecot

I have Dovecot 2.0.13 running on Ubuntu Server 11.10. While installing I configured it for my work requirements. Now I want to reconfigure it again but I don't know how to do that. I want to ...
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Dovecot - Unable to receive mail - Fatal: Plugin 'sieve' not found

Struggling to Dovecot/Postfix set up on Ubuntu 11.10, Dovecot version: 2.0.13, Postfix version: 2.8.5 I can send outbound mail using the mailx command, but I can neither receive mail or send mail ...
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postfix “User doesn't exist” but user does exist

I am having a strange situation which I could not find elsewhere. When I send mail to rcook on my local machine, I'm seeing this in the syslog: Feb 16 20:27:14 linode postfix/pickup[1305]: ...
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Setting myhostname and Mydomain in postfix for mutiple domains

I have 5 domain names currently pointing to my email server, which is running CentOS 6.5 with Postfix, Dovecot installed. Although I am now only able to receive emails but not send (for reasons I ...
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Dovecot with Postfix on Ubuntu: warning: SASL: Connect to private/auth-client failed: No such file or directory

I can't seem to get dovecot to start. My log keeps showing this stuff: connect from localhost[127.0.0.1] Mar 1 17:15:01 mac postfix/smtpd[32526]: warning: SASL: Connect to private/auth-client ...
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How to handle external alias with dspam as daemon between postfix and dovecot with virtual domains?

I've got the following situation for incoming mail with Postfix 2.9.6, DSpam 3.10.1 and Dovecot 2.1.7: Incoming Mail -> SMTP -> LMTP -> DSpam (as daemon) -> LMTP -> Dovecot I've got ...
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How to trigger custom actions in dovecot, when email is moved or deleted?

In my dovecot setup I use virtual folders (not to be confused with virtual users). My goal is to get something like seen in googlemail. I want a folder containing all my messages and also I want to ...
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Dovecot error: ssl enabled, but ssl_cert not set

I've been trying to get Postfix and Dovecot set up for days and I think I have resolved all problems except for one that just came up. When I try to restart Dovecot I get the following error message: ...
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Dovecot (with Postfix) configuration has connection refused when accessing auth-userdb

...this was a hard one to describe in a title. This description should highlight the problem. Context I was following the Workaround.org tutorial to install a postfix, dovecot (plus some additional ...
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How do I setup a secondary incoming mail server?

I currently have a server running Debian 6, with postfix and dovecot handling email. This server hosts email for a number of domains and users, so I use MySQL as my backing store for users and ...
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How can I migrate Dovecot from one server to another?

I have a Dovecot installation on a Fedora 12 "server" at home and I want to move all my mailboxes onto a virtual CentOS 5 server. How can I do this? Which files to I have to copy? Is it even enough ...
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Dovecot Migration and old mails

I'm migrating my mails from an old server to a new one, the configuration is good (mysql virtual accounts & imap only), with dovecot and postfix. It's already running for other users, I just want ...
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Dovecot 2 /auth-userdb permissions

Error in log file: userdb lookup: connect(/var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb) failed: Permission denied (euid=5000(vmail) egid=5000(vmail) missing +r perm: /var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb, euid is not ...
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HA mail server configuration

I have a mail domain and two servers (machines) with Centos 6.4 and public IP addresses. Postfix mail server and Dovecot IMAP/POP3 Server are installed on both. How would I set them up redundantly so ...
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Setup Postfix+Dovecot reading from database

I'm trying to setup Postfix and Dovecot, the latter with virtual users stored in a MySQL database, following this guide (but here I recap everything as there are some "bugs" in the guide I fixed ...
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Postfix “AUTH-LOGIN” no longer being offered for smtp auth after upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04.1

After doing a major Ubuntu dist upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04, my virtual-user postfix / dovecot installation only offers "PLAIN" SMTP Authentication mechanism. It used to offer PLAIN + LOGIN ...
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In Postfix, how do I measure how much traffic is used by each user or domain?

In Postfix, how do I measure how much traffic is used by each user or domain? I can see no "out of the box" means of doing this with vanilla postfix, however, I am sure this is a pretty common need. ...
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Where can I find a list of all parameters/variables used in Postfix master.cf?

In postfix master.cf, there are entries like this (for dovecot): dovecot unix - n n - - pipe flags=DRhu user=vmail:vmail argv=/usr/lib/dovecot/deliver -f ${sender} -d ${user}@${nexthop} -n -m ...
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searching for the correct way to compile postfix

I am experiencing issues while compiling latest version of postfix from source code. At the moment I'm trying to compile version 3 because Debian 7 and latest Ubuntu 14,10 (version 2,9 and 2,11 for ...
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postfix+dovecot multiple domains config

I'd like to setup 2 distinct mail services (that look completely separated for end-user) on one machine with 2 IP addresses and 2 domain names. I've started with my current config which is a ...
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Mail server hammering

I've noticed a quick increase on smtp connections coming to my server, investigating it further i figured out that there's a botnet hammering my smtp server. I've tried to stop it by adding a rule at ...
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Dovecot unable to perform mysql query

I have been following the ISPMail tutorials on workaround.org (the 2.9 Wheezy version) and thus far everything has been working fine. When I reached the step to "Testing email delivery" step I noticed ...
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Dovecot, IMAP outlook reports error 0x800CCC0E cannot synchronize subscribed folders

I have recently some issues with people using my email server. They have problems with synchronizing folders on outlook, and I can't figure out what to do. I found somewhere that I could extend a ...
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Postfix and Dovecot - setting up TLS encryption for IMAP

I am able to connect to my Dovecot server and read emails. However I am currently doing it using the "PLAIN" password connection. How can I setup postfix and dovecot to use TLS? From what I recall ...
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SASL LOGIN authentication failed: UGFzc3dvcmQ6 - Find the username

First let me state that the mail server is working fine and users can connect and send email. Basically there is a local web script connecting into the mail server trying to send mail every few ...
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How to determine if my mail server is configured correctly?

Does anyone know of an online service (similar to the ones that tell you if a site is up or down) that can connect to a specified mail server and perform checks to see if it is configured correctly? ...
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Postfix with Dovecot: local and virtual users

I just finished setting up a Postfix SMTP and Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server. It works perfectly fine for virtual users both sending and receiving, but I need to do the following: Besides virtual users ...
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Wheezy processes die periodically

I have a very weird problem. Certain processes on my mail server, but not all, die periodically (every second month or so). A few of the process that die are: ssh dovecot postfix Processes that ...
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Postfix: 554 5.7.1 Relay Access Denied

My Problem is this: I can send E-Mails from my E-Mail (evolutio@lars-dev.de) to my other Emails like @gmail @web @gmx ... But when I try to send a E-Mail from GMail to evolutio@lars-dev.de I have the ...
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How do I use “catchall” in my postfix alias?

I have this in my main.cnf: alias_maps= regexp:/etc/aliases Inside that file, I have: /^reply*$/: jjj Now, when I send it to reply-124233@mydomain.com, postfix bounces it because Recipient ...
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Is there a way to pause mail delivery in Postfix (accumulate in queue)?

When using combination of Postfix/Dovecot, is there a way to tell smtp server (Postfix) not to store mails on disk but hold/add them to queue until "maintenance finished"? Useful for disk upgrades, ...
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Dovecot throws obsolete warnings, even though dovecot.conf updated on Ubuntu 11

In trying to set up SASL for dovecot on Ubuntu 11, I keep getting obsolete warnings in my log: Sep 10 15:33:53 server1 dovecot: config: Warning: Obsolete setting in /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf:24: ...
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Randomly getting Postfix SSL_accept error / Dovecot TLS handshaking Disconnected

I have this really weird problem since a couple of days/weeks: more and more people are reporting problems connecting to the mail servers (Dovecot IMAP and POP3 as well as Postfix SMTP) in SSL mode. ...
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Dovecot: auth sockets permissions

From my postfix setup I'm running deliver as nobody:nobody and it can't connect to auth-worker socket of dovecot. Thats my dovecot config: # 2.0.13: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf # OS: Linux 2.6.32-lts ...
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Using ecryptfs encrypted home directories with Dovecot

I have setup home directory encryption on Ubuntu 10.04 machine, but ecryptfs does not seem to be able to work with Dovecot (or CourierIMAP, etc). After successful IMAP login, home directory is never ...