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Can't restart dovecot on Debian Linux server

The standard command "/etc/init.d/dovecot restart" has no effect on my Debian version 5.0.4 server running dovecot 1.1.0. Similarly /etc/init.d/dovecot stop has no effect. The dovecot logs do not ...
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Can't make Dovecot communicate with Postfix using SASL (warning: SASL: Connect to private/auth failed: No such file or directory)

Solved. I will leave this as a reference to other people, as I have seen this error reported often enough on line. I had to change the path smtpd_sasl_path = private/auth in my ...
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How define sieve_global_dir in dovecot's sieve-test

I created a few sieve (dovecot implementation) filter scripts and want to test them using sieve-test. All scripts which are using global includes are failing with the following message Error: sieve: ...
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Synchronising IMAP mail [closed]

This is expanding on my previous Question. Is it possible to synchronize mail between two servers using imap? I am using getmail and dovecot on my home server to get mail from my ISP and store it ...
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Postfix sasl: Relay access Denied (state 14)

I have postfix installed with dovecot. There are no problems when I'm trying to send e-mails from my server, however all e-mails that are coming in are rejected. My main.cf file: queue_directory = ...
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Dovecot / Thunderbird email duplicates

After installing a new system (Ubuntu 10.04.1 Desktop), I copied the /var/mail dir content to the new system and install - same config - dovecot as an Imap(s) server. To test the new setup, first the ...
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Maildrop, deliver: on which criteria do you choose between them?

Since Dovecot can handle both of them, is there a better choice than another in terms of performance, syntax, possibilities... ? Thanks.
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How to force keeping mails with Dovecot/POP3?

I want to get rid of POP3 to prevent mails being moved from the server to the computer with a client like Outlook/Thunderbird (the default behavior of this protocol). However, some "power users" want ...
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Migrating from Courier-IMAP to Dovecot. Roundcube dom't get folders

Mission: I'm trying to migrate from courier-imap to dovecot IMAP/POP3 server and i'm having problems with folder listing. In my case i need to configure in the way so all imap/pop3 clients will work ...
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How can I share mail boxes in Snow Leopard Server?

is it possible to share mail boxes between users on Mac OS X Server 10.6.4? I know Dovecot can do this but It seems that Snow Leopard's Dovecot can't, can it? Thanks Philip
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How to make dovecot not ask passwords from localhost?

I have set up dovecot server and I'm currently using offline imap to sync my gmail to the dovecot imap running on the localhost. Currently I'm using plain text authentication, but this results in ...
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Is it ok to access Dovecot maildir directly?

I've set up dovecot and use it via IMAP. When I'm logged in onto my server is it fine to use dovecot maildir directly with something like Gnus or NotMuch?
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Trackdown who is sending emails

I have a sendmail + dovecot setup on my server, there are some "strange" emails on email queue. Every email must be sent from a authenticated user and those strange emails don't belong to domains ...
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How do I check if dovecot is being used?

I want to remove an old version of MySQL (using rpm) on a RHEL4 server and I found that a dovecot package depends on it. If dovecot is not needed then I could remove that too. How can I determine if ...
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Can you recommend any good walkthrough article on setting up a mail server on Ubuntu 10.04?

I must set up a company mail server (smtp, imap, web mail, multiple domains, web-based administration) on an Ubuntu 10.04 Server this night. I've never done this before and have only the very-very ...
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Can't log into POP3 account using Exim/Dovecot mail server (debian)

I'm trying to set up a mail server for our dedicated server, and the only thing remaining that doesn't work is the POP login. The outlook dialog box just keep asking me for the right user ...
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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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Mail not being received

My mail server(Postfix) is messing around a bit. It seems that it does receive the messages it receives but it doesn't store them? I'm not quite sure of the reason, because it worked fine last time I ...
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mail directory of exim and courier and ftp accounts?

i'm making a server migration from a cpanel centos 5 box to a plain centos box. i already migrated, files, ssl, user system permissions and installed the basic service: as proftpd, apache, dovecot, ...
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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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Thunderbird doesn't show folders on a new Dovecot install

I set up a new mailserver with postfix and Dovecot some days ago, everything is working except for Thunderbird not showing any folders. Evolution shows me all folders. I migrated from a Courier ...
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Postfix sending mail back to itself? (Ubuntu 9.10)

I setup Dovecot and Postfix using the "Dovecot-Postfix" package with SASL and all that. The Dovecot part seems to be working fine but I'm having issues with Postfix. Whenever I send a message to ...
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How to configure Dovecot to not serve large emails to high-latency clients?

I have a Dovecot mailserver running at home on a flaky cable connection. For the most part, the IMAP functionality works beautifully, but I'd like to add one feature if I can: I want Dovecot not to ...
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Troubleshooting mailserver (Postfix, Dovecot) on Ubuntu Server 9.10?

I have configured a mail server with Postfix and Dovecot on Ubuntu Server 9.10. I followed the guidelines here (using Maildir): https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix ...
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Mail Server setup under Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard (10.6)

I'm currently setting up a number of new Xserve boxes running Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard. One of these machines will be replacing our current (ageing) Linux mail server. The Linux box is running an ...
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Migrating from Exchange Server 2003 to Sendmail in Linux (squirrel mail)

I want to know that how do we migrate the emails from exchange server to Linux sendmail. What are the precautions that we need to take to avoid the data loss? Thanks, G.Gopi Krishna
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Cleaning up the mail processes on Linux

I'm running a web server on Cent OS, Linux version 2.6.9. I only wish to use mail to send emails. However my server has the following processes running: #processes user process 1 root /usr/bin/perl ...
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${extension} empty after catch-all alias in Postfix

I want a setup where an e-mailaddress like user+foo@example.com redirects mail to the folder foo. I've already got dovecot configured and tested. It is called by postfix with this line in master.cf: ...
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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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Experience with dovecot mail server/roundcube web mail client [closed]

I'm currently building a web server with a mail server: Debian Lenny Apache 2.2 PHP 5.3 Dovecot Postfix I am unsure of which mail client to use. I have my eye on roundcube since it looks cooler ...
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How to configure dovecot as gmail imap proxy

I want to configure dovecot as gmail imap proxy. If any system in my network wants to connect to imap.gmail.com,993 it has to go through the dovecot proxy. Is it possible to setup such environment ...
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LDAP based virtual domain set-up for Dovecot

I have a Postfix + Dovecot daemon combo setup on a mail server (let's call it server M), that supports virtual domains and user look-ups to a LDAP server (let's call it server D). Right now, I've ...
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Migrating Outlook PSTs -> Maildir via IMAP

Our small shop has been on Exchange since forever (currently on 2003). However, we use a 3rd party managed Exchange provider and set tight limits on how much server-side storage we allow each user. ...
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How to tell spam-assassin not to quarantine tagged emails?

I'm running my own postfix mail-server at home with a setup similar to this one. I opted to deliver tagged spam via dovecot to the user's spam-mailbox, so that they can review tagged emails if they ...
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Dovecot domain part empty

I have a Postfix-Dovecot setup up and running. Today I added a new domain, so i had to change the mail setup to serve it. The Postfix installation is running well now: The mails are delivered to ...
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How do I persuade Dovecot and postfix to use multiple passwd files for user accounts and passwords?

I'm setting up Dovecot and postfix for the first time, and I'm a little stuck. I'm sharing a virtual server with a few other people and I want a separate user account file (passwd file) for each ...
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I just painted myself into a corner with Exim/Dovecot/Spamassassin/Postfixadmin/etc/etc/etc

I'm a sysadmin for a smallish ISP, and we have our own mail server (qmail, of all the godforsaken things) that serves mail for about 300 domains and 5000 users in total. It's running out of disk ...
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PostFix - Dovecot - Nottfy on Email To / From someone

So for reasons unknown, I need to block emails To or From a certain email address. I don't care what is in the emails, but I would like a notification email sent to another address if possible, ...
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Verifying that sieve is working within dovecot

I've set up dovecot with sieve: protocol lda { # Address to use when sending rejection mails. #postmaster_address = postmaster@example.com # Hostname to use in various parts of sent mails, eg. ...
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Postfix and dovecot configuration problem

i faced a problem in configure Postfix and Dovecot as Mailing System for my VPS on Ubuntu 9.04 for Virtual Users. where i can't send or receive any mails. from the errors i got : Fatal: ...
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Dovecot sieve not processing messages

After recently getting amavis to correctly tag messages, they're coming through with appropriate X-Spam-Flag: YES headers. I've set up dovecot with the sieve protocol: protocol managesieve { # ...
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How Do I Debug An IMAP Problem?

I am setting up an email server with Postfix and Dovecot. Remote email clients can read email, but cannot reply to it or send new messages. (Email clients local to the server receive and send email ...
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Problem sending email from php

I'm trying to setup a server so that I can send email from PHP using the mail() function. I tried running a script that I know works but never got the email. Here is the log file: Sep 1 13:58:27 ...
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Trying to open imap port but it appears filtered in the firewall

I´m trying to configure a dovecot imap server but I´m having some problems with the imap port in my firewall. I use the APF (advance policy firewall) for managing iptables on a centos server. I try ...
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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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Duplicate forwarded messages in Blackberry when using BIS

Our Setup External email arrives at a Postfix server, is scanned, and then forwarded via settings in transport (using the RELAY:[{ip-address}] for a given address) to an Exchange 2007 server. Some ...
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Ubuntu 9.04, Postfix, Dovecot, Squirrelmail, and vacation/away messages

I'm attempting to set up a mailserver for a small office. FYI, we're replacing Kerio Mailserver on OS X with Postfix, Dovecot, postfixadmin, and Squirrelmail on Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04.) I installed the ...
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Dovecot corrupted transaction log file is delaying email

We're running dovecot as an IMAP server and postfix to deliver mail. One of our users is complaining that email is gettin delayed (no we're not using grey listing or anything like that). ...
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Any up to date tutorial on how to setup Postfix + Dovecot with virtual users on Debian? [closed]

Any up to date tutorial (for dummys) on how to setup Postfix + Dovecot with virtual users on Debian?
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CentOS/Dovecot/Postfix server doesn't allow external email clients to send email ANYMORE

I've been running a CentOS/Dovecot/Postfix box as an email server for a while with no complications. A few weeks ago users stopped being able to send emails through external clients. They can read an ...