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~/Maildir vs /var/mail for e-mail storage

I run a mail server with Exim4 and Dovecot. Currently mail goes to ~/Maildir. However, I am wondering what the relative advantages and disadvantages of storing mail in /var/mail/$user/ is. Is one ...
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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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Dovecot, getting error: Mail access for users with UID 222 not permitted

When I attempt to login to my Dovecot IMAP server I get this error: dovecot: imap(ec2-user): Error: user *theuser*: Couldn't drop privileges: Mail access for users with UID 222 not permitted What ...
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Logging into IMAP (Dovecot) server

I am attempting to login to my IMAP Dovecot server on my Amazon EC2 instance. I am attempting to login as root and I recieve this error in the mail log: dovecot: imap: Error: user root: Invalid ...
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Filtering Mail Into Folders

I run a mail server using Dovecot and Exim. Currently mail filtering is done on a per user basis using a .forward file in ~/ containing entires along the lines of: if $h_to: CONTAINS "bugtraq" then ...
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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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Dovecot not respecting log file?

I'm installing Dovecot 2.0 and I am running into problems with it checking for new messages. Postfix is getting the messages but dovecot is not finding them. In my dovecot.conf I am using a static ...
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How to get RoundCube work with dovecot and postfix?

I just installed RoundCube, but I'm having difficulties configuring it. I've dovecot, postfix with MySQL installed and it's all running nice and dandy, but I would like to attach a web-mail to it. ...
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Any dovecot gotchas I should be aware of? Any alternatives to dovecot mailserver apart from qmail?

we are currently thinking about running a medium size mail service. Currently, dovecot seems to be the a good fit and we are about to setup a small test environment to check out some integration ...
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Problem with POP3 protocol & iPhone

We've run a custom pop3 server without problems for many years. But now some clients are trying to use iPhones and there is some mysterious incompatibility. For emails over a certain size (for tests ...
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How do I setup a SENT and TRASH folder with Dovecot?

The IMAP mailbox that Dovecot sets up has no SENT folder or TRASH folder. How do I set those up? Is there a way to place them outside of the INBOX hiearchy? I want to make sure that these folders work ...
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Disable any “pop3-login” on Dovecot

Using Ubuntu Server I have a test-server that sends out mails in PHP scripts. Other than that, it does not do anything with mail. However, I have a bunch of "pop3-login" processes going on. It appears ...
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AD + Postfix + Dovecot problems with query_filter

I set up a mail server AD + Postfix + Dovecot + Kerberos This works fine for only one domain In the attribute mail=test@test.com, in otherMailbox=vasya@otherdoamin.com,petya@another.net Config ...
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Dovecot SQL authentication: How to differentiate between IMAP and POP3 access?

We are running courier currently which enables us to set different SQL userdb queries for IMAP and POP3. We need this because we do not want to give all users IMAP access, a boolean column in the ...
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Mail Server problem sending mails to external domains [duplicate]

Recently I have setup a mail server with Postfix, Dovecot and Squirrelmail on Ubuntu cloud server. The server has static ip address with proper MX record(mail.mydomain.net). When I send mail to Google ...
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Exim authentication using Dovecot driver

Been following the instructions at the Dovecot Wiki for setting up Exim to share authentication credentials with Dovecot. I have setup Dovecot to deliver mails for virtual users and setup a router ...
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How to pass SPAM filters? [duplicate]

I just configured Postfix and Dovecot, I can send and receive emails. At the moment I have a problem with Hotmail, all my email are saved on the SPAM folder. My MX has few days, maybe they will ...
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Postfix timing out when trying to send mail

I just installed Dovecot and Postfix on a CentOS VPS I have, and am now trying to get it to work. Receiving mail works fine, as does fetching the mailbox with Thunderbird on Windows (using SASL for ...
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Mail server on ubuntu(postfix+dovecot+squirrelmail)

I have got to setup a mail server(ubuntu cloud server) and I'm preparing for it on my home computer(ubuntu vm) to make sure my manager that it works and I could. I started with Postfix, Dovecot, and ...
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Pop-before-smtp $pat regex for Dovecot in iRedmail

I've installed pop-before-smtp in my mail server(iredmail). I need help to configure the $pat to read the pattern of my Dovecot file. Dovecote log file is like this: 2011-05-14 14:01:21 pop3-login: ...
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POSTFIX and DOVECOT, receving OK sending KO

I have installed postfix and dovecot(1.2.12) with ubuntu. This is my main.cf alias_maps = append_dot_mydomain = no biff = no broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes config_directory = /etc/postfix ...
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DOVECOT not allowed to log in using too low UNIX UID

I found this error on mail.log May 13 22:11:37 vmi2115 dovecot: dovecot: User admin@example.net not allowed to log in using too low UNIX UID 103(postfix) (see first_valid_uid in config file) How ...
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How to create a list of accounts -> passwords and share it for Postfix and Dovecot?

This is my Postfix configuration: root@vmi2198:/etc/postfix# postconf -n alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases append_dot_mydomain = no biff = no config_directory = ...
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Dovecot and StartSSL problems with issuer

I am using dovecot (1) and trying to get my StartSSL certificate running. ssl_key_file points to my private key I tried pointing ssl_cert_file to my public key, with and without using the class1 ...
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Does Dovecot support UIDPLUS (RFC4315)?

I have Dovecot version 1.2.9-1ubuntu6.3 installed on my server (using Maildir+), and I was reading an article on Outlook 2010 that says that Outlook will purge messages immediately if the server ...
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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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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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Problem migrating from Dovecot to Zimbra

Dovecot provides a master login (a master user name and password that can log into all user accounts). I've setup Dovecot as per: http://wiki1.dovecot.org/Authentication/MasterUsers Here's my ...
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Problem receiving mail on new postfix/dovecot setup

I installed postfix and dovecot on my CentOS system. I'm able to send mail fine with my new email address, and the receiver is fine with replying to the message and/or sending mail to my new email ...
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Change Exim4 www-data user (Ubuntu)

How can I change Exim4's default user for sending mail? I hate the www-data thing. When I try sending mail to certain people I get this error (found in /var/log/exim4/mainlog): 2011-04-24 01:10:54 ...
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Configure Dovecot to only let localhost connect via imap

How do I configure the Dovecot message delivery agent to only allow imap connections from localhost?
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Is MySQL 5.5 worth it?

I am about to setup a couple of LAMP servers using Ubuntu 10.04. The problem is that I have noticed that Dovecot needs the MySQL-common package to work. I don't want to install that package since I am ...
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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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Postfix+Dovecot+saslauthd can't recieve email from external domians

Hi On my Linode I followed this doc to setup a mail server. Now I can send email to any domain but can't receive from other domains! I mean 001@mydomain.com can recieve from 002@mydomain.com but ...
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Do you need to have your own DNS in order to receive mail on a VPS?

I am wondering if I need my own DNS in order to receive emails on my Ubuntu VPS? I am currently using name.com's DNS with my domain and pointing it with A records to my server, and that works for ...
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Emptying Trash with Dovecot IMAP

On a Debian Squeeze system I run an IMAP server using Dovecot with messages being stored in the Maildir format. The server is accessed by various clients, including Thunderbird, Evolution and ...
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How to grant a kerberos ticket after successful imap authentication from dovecot

An interesting question, I hope. I am running a set of virtual machines under debian 6, to build a mail/collaboration server. I am mainly using dovecot, postfix, openldap and heimdal. Mails are ...
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Force Dovecot not to log connect/disconnect messages

My /var/log/mail.log gets constantly flooded with Dovecot connect/disconnect messages like this: Mar 29 18:15:48 summit dovecot: IMAP(foo@bar.baz): Disconnected: Logged out bytes=63/2126 ...
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Automatic mail directories implied by address, preferably on a CentOS Cpanel setup [closed]

To put it simple, i have a default email me@abiusx.com, i want every other email like x@abiusx.com to be forwarded to that default email, but in a way that i know its been sent to x@abiusx.com (put in ...
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Postfix/dovecot can't recieve mail

I am configuring postfix and dovecot on my server, but for some reason I can't receive mails. I've followed these instructions for configuring the mailserver. I've tested with pingability.com that ...
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Postfix: How to configure Postfix with virtual Dovecot mailboxes?

I have configured a Postfix mail server for two domains: domain1.com and domain2.com. In my configuration domain1 has both virtual users with Maildirs and aliases to forward mail to local users (eg. ...
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Debian Server with Postfix and Dovecot + Spam Management

I currently have an email account that receives TONS of spam because currently I have no filter setup. Is there any way of going through that spam that I am receiving and setup a filter off those ...
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Dovecot Admin login

Does Dovecot allow me to authenticate as an administrator for all user accounts? Essentially log into any account as an administrator. I'm trying to setup Zimbra and I would like to migrate our IMAP ...
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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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Integrating multiple mailboxes (dovecot, Exim, maildir)

Following an outage, I've ended up with 2 mailboxes for each of my users, on separate machines. I've shut the interim machine down now, and put the mailboxes on the real server in ...
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dovecot/postfix: can send & receive via webmin, however squirrel mail and outlook fail to connect

I have just finished setting up dovecot and postfix on my server (centos 5.5/apache) earlier today. So far I've been able to get email working through webmin (can send/receive to and from external ...
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Dovecot immediately logs off user

I'm trying to set up email on my server, and have successfully set up POP3 with gmail for my main account. When attempting to set up another user though, gmail reports ` There was a problem ...
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Postfix - Unable to receive emails from certain domains

Got a Postfix-Dovecot-Saslauthd setup on Ubuntu 10.04. Problem is there's (at least) one domain that it refuses to accept emails from. I've been getting emails fine from lots of different domains ...
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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 ...
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Deny users in a certain group access to dovecot

I installed the dovecot-imapd package in Ubuntu, and my setup is as follows: $ sudo dovecot -n # 1.2.9: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf # OS: Linux 2.6.32-27-generic-pae i686 Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS ...