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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 ...
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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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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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IDN domain names on IMAP / POP3

I'm setting up a mailserver solution (Postfix, Dovecot) and I'm wondering about IDN (Internationalized domain name) on the IMAP / POP3 side. Should I use the ASCII-encoded (PUNY / ACE) format for ...
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Couldn't drop privileges: User is missing UID (see mail_uid setting)

I'm hoping I can use some help. I'm configuring dovecot_ldap, but I can't seem to be able to get dovecot to authenticate the ldap user. Below is my config and log info: hosts = 192.168.128.45:3268 ...
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glusterfs and dovecot problems

Ive got two servers with a shared glusterfs disk, both running dovecot and serving mail from this shared disk. Users read mail only from one of these servers but mail gets delivered to both. ...
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Mail server compromised. Yahoo refusing mails

I think our mail server has been compromised. Today morning when I checked, there were 1298 refused mails from yahoo. with this message Messages from x.x.x.x.x(our ip) temporarily deferred due to user ...
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Spamassassin filter systematically produces negative (ham) scores for spam messages

I have problem with lots of spam. My server setup is VPS with CentOS 6.5 and Dovecot+Postfix+Spamassassin. Here is source of one of the messages: Return-Path: <nancy_mitchell@tagbook.co.nz> ...
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Fixing Poor Email

I'm having an issue with SenderBase. My IPs are not blocked in any BLs but people who use SenderBase/Ciscos stuff do not get my emails. Is this because my email system is setup poorly? They list 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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Recommended Dovecot / Thunderbird to Exchange / Outlook Migration Strategy

We are moving ~60 user mailboxes from a Postfix/Dovecot/Maildir setup into Exchange 2007. I am aware of Microsoft's Transporter Suite, which will allow for an IMAP-to-Exchange conversion of mailboxes ...
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How to move cur tmp new directories directly in virtual user home?

Reading the Maildir documentation they just mention folder should be like user/Maildir/cur tmp new So my virtual users have it without Maildir folder like: ...
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invoke filtering manually in dovecot+sieve

I've configured dovecot with a sieve filtering (also I've configured roundcube, but this does not matter I think). It's working fine, I've set up some filters. But now I've got a huge unfiltered ...
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Postfix with Dovecot configured and send emails with no errors. When sending from a remote client message-id is empty, and emails go to spam.

I have Postfix and Dovecot installed and running on the VPS. Using telnet once from VPS, and once from a client machine, I'm composing exactly the same messages. Everything is working but when sending ...
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Changing IMAP port for Dovecot

I'm running Dovecot to let people access their email on my server. Unfortunately, some are on networks where they can't connect on the normal IMAP port, so I'm trying to change it. I changed the ...
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Installing and maintaining an email server [closed]

I need to move hosting providers for four or five domains and for several reasons I'm considering a Linux VPS rather than staying with my current shared, managed hosting provider. The only thing ...
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Dovecot-imapd won't install properly after purging

I have been trying to get a dovecot/postfix server up an running to serve e-mail for my start up business, and I too have fallen victim to poorly written, outdated guides. At first I installed ...
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Postfix rejects SASL auth when dovecot is down

We're using Postfix with Dovecot and SASL Auth via Dovecot (based on this tutorial). All works like expected. But when Dovecot is down (i.e. for maintenance or other reasons) then clients could not ...
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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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Backup maildir to windows cifs share

How can I incrementally backup a maildir to a cifs share without creating a full image each time? I have dovecot running with some large mail accounts. The only backup available is on a Windows ...
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postfix/dovecot says “postmaster_address setting not given” but it is

I'm trying to configure postfix and dovecot to work together with virtual domains stored in MySQL, but I keep running into this whenever mail is passed from postfix to dovecot. Apr 26 11:54:40 smtp ...
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How to build a chained cert for Dovecot?

I have a Dovecot default certificate "dovecot.pem" which is for localhost. My email client uses "domain1" and "domain2" as email hosts. Herefore I have two more self-signed certificates "domain1.crt" ...
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Who is telling where cur,new and tmp are created using Postfixadmin with Maildir

I was trying to realized which configuration is telling where cur,tmp and new are created. Of course I've beein using virtual user and I receive and send mails into virtualuser/domain/user/Maildir/new ...
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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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Dovecot: “Warning: service(imap-login): process_limit reached, client connections are being dropped”

I've been seeing this warning in the last few months, when my email client is unable to connect to our dovecot IMAP server. Warning: service(imap-login): process_limit reached, client connections ...
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Imapsync doesn't sync unicode characters properly

I am using imapsync to migrate my e-mail account from a CPanel (courier) mailserver to a Debian/Dovecot one. The issue I am facing has to do with some folders that contain Unicode characters. For ...
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Dovecot starting and running, but not listening on any port

Among others things I'm in charge of a Debian GNU/Linux (Wheezy) DomU for the mail services of the company i work for. Yesterday one HDD that was used for this particular server has died. After ...
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Postfix TLS issue

I'm trying to enable TLS on Postfix but the daemon is crashing: Sep 16 16:00:38 core postfix/master[1689]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 1694 killed by signal 11 Sep 16 16:00:38 ...
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Detecting unreaded mails in Maildir

I like to detect unreaded mails in Maildir mailboxes. The subfolder "new" only content mails that are not already pulled from an MUA. But I want the unreaded mails within INBOX (no virtual subdirs). ...
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How to start dovecot?

I'm building a web server to host multiple websites. I got everything working except the mail server. I'm using linode to host my vps and I've been following their tutorials. FYI, I'm using Ubuntu ...
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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 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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Dovecot SSL: “unknown state”

Two weeks ago I set up a Mailserver using Dovecot and Postfix. It's a server for a organization with about 5000 mails per day. Everything works fine, but today I enabled verbose_ssl in ...
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How to stop a loop I have introduced in a transitional postfix-spamassassin-dovecot setup

I am at the early stages of the steep email handling learning curve, gentleness appreciated :-). I have a setup with postfix and dovecot. I am trying to migrate my email server (domain example.com) ...
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Dovecot not running quota sql query

I'm trying to configure dovecot to handle quota limits. I have followed a guide and configure the right steps. I even compared them with our current mailserver. The problem is, Dovecot doesn't ...
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Postfix + mysql: virtual_users combined with a catch-all in virtual_aliases

I have a Postfix (and Dovecot) server running, using MySQL to define the domain names, users and aliases. This is all running fine, but now I want to add a catch-all to a domain where I already have ...
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Postfix - Dovecot - Can Send Emails But Wont Receive - NOQUEUE - Relay Access Denied

I have set up a mail server on ubuntu. Ive checked ports are open and I've double checked all config files, checking with every google search result I could find. Most of the similar posts have more ...
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Postfix: SASL authentication failure: cannot connect to saslauthd server: Permission denied

I had a Postfix/Dovecot server up and running for about a week until I had to reboot it. When I did, things stopped working. I've been up searching for hours to no avail. IMAP successfully ...
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Postfix Connection Timed out

I used the tutorial below to setup postfix and dovecot on a Digital Ocean server. But I'm getting "Connection Timed out" when postfix/smtp tries to deliver an email to a remote host like gmail or ...
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Postfix/Dovecot permissions on new files in a mailbox

According to this article: When creating new files inside a mailbox, Dovecot copies the read/write permissions from the mailbox's directory. I'm not seeing this. Here is what I'm seeing: ...
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How to automatically forward mail with Postfix/Dovecot?

I set up Postfix/Dovecot with MySQL on a Linode instance from this tutorial, and I am now trying to forward all email that comes to someaddress@mydomain.com to anotheraddress@anotherdomain.com ...
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Dovecot, POP3 and Gmail

I setup Postfix and Dovecot on a new Ubuntu box following these directions. From a client machine, I validate that POP3 seems to be working telnet mydomain.com 110 +OK Dovecot ready. USER ...