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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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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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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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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 “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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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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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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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 Certificate is not accepted

I have certificates issued from StartSSL, which is a trusted authority for certificates, and my websites work with its certificates with no problems and no complaints from all browsers about any trust ...
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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 ...
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mail delivered then removed in postfix

I just installed and configured Postfix/Dovecont + Mysql + PostfixAdmin. When I try to send email from e.g. gmail.com it's delivered but I cannot see it in mail folder. Seems to be deleted. Here is my ...
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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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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/Dove copy incoming outgoing emails

I have to copy a mail account's incoming and sent mails to another mail account on the same server as well. How can I do this? The server is a debian wheezy running dovecot, roundcube and postfix. ...
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Thunderbird disconnecting from Dovecot

I'm managing a Dovecot POP3 server which serves large number of users. Some of these users are in remote locations. I'm getting reports about users whose Thunderbird clients show the number of mails ...
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dovecot & imap folders

I've got a question about Trash/Drafts/Sent folders. By default when I created mailboxes via ISPManager panel, it wast Inbox.Sent, Inbox.Trash, Inbox.Drafts. which I didn't like because having sent ...
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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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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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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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Postfix/Dovecot: SASL LOGIN authentication aborted

I use Postfix together with Dovecot (auth/LMTP) on my mailserver. Everything is working fine, but I notice several warnings in the log-files each day: postfix/smtpd[4169]: warning: ...
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Postfix SASL with Dovecot and Authenticated Smarthost

I have a bit of a problem; I have configured postfix to use dovecot for SMTP AUTH, therefore I had to specify dovecot authentication in the main.cf file. The problem is, I need to also authenticate to ...
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New Dovecot install not allowing login, giving permissions error despite saying that permissions “appear ok”

I'm installing dovecot onto a Virtualbox VM running Ubuntu Server 64-bit 14.04 guest. Dovecot itself is being installed into a Docker container (I'm not sure that that's relevant here, but am noting ...
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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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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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How to use usernames instead of e-mail addresses for Dovecot login?

I have a mail server set up on a Debian 7.2 machine running Dovecot 2.1.7 and Postfix 2.9.6. I have both Dovecot and Postfix set up to load virtual users from a database populated by Postfixadmin. ...
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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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Postfix/Dovecot relay access denied

I have a mail server (Postfix/Dovecot) set up with the following configuration: email goes to a local mailbox for each virtual user, and is also forwarded to a Google Apps address (e.g. ...
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Centos 6 Mail Server / Can't receive e-mails but can send

I recently set up my server using Centos 6, with ISPconfig 3 with httpd, php, mysql, mail server. I can create e-mail accounts in the control panel, And I successfully can log in to the webmail, I ...
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Relay Access Denied (State 13) Postfix + Dovecot + Mysql

So we have been scratching our heads for quite some time over this relay issue that has presented itself since we re-built our mail-server after a failed Webmin update. We are running Debian Karmic ...
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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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User-trainable spam filtering with Exim and Dovecot

Currently I'm using Exim to deliver mails via dovecot-lda into Dovecot mailboxes. I'd like to add spam filtering, but I don't want to reject false-positives in Exim, and I want to train the bayesian ...
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Postfix & Dovecot - can't receive email - status=bounced (unknown user: “some.name”)

I have Postfix and Dovecot running. Postfix is set up to use Dovecot as mail transport. Everything is pretty much by book but every received email is bounced back. I am testing the mail server from ...
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How can I make exim deliver a single incoming mail to multiple local maildirs?

I'm maintaining an IMAP server running FreeBSD which uses exim 4.80 as its MTA. Right now I try to create an email alias so that I can address all users of the system for informing them about ...
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On OS X Server, only admin users can access email

In OS X Lion Server, when I create admin users via the workgroup manager, they are allowed to log in remotely via ssh and they get email served by dovecot. However, if I remove the option "user can ...
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Dovecot Virtual Users and Users Domain Mapping

I have successfully compiled, configured and ran Dovecot with virtual users feature. Here's part of my /etc/dovecot.conf configuration file: mail_location = maildir:/home/%d/%n/Maildir auth default ...
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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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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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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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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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Dovecot 2.0.7 postlogin script not getting plain_pass

We are currently setting up a postlogin script to pass credentials to a script for syncing mail to another server cluster in preparation for a migration. The server we are setting this up currently ...
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Why dovecot 2.2.13 is not moving emails from new/ to cur/?

I am using dovecot 2.2.13 on gentoo 64bit. When new email arrives it stays in new/ directory instead to be moved to cur/ directory. I read that maildir_empty_new = yes was added to ...
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Using non-standard mailbox backend - is this even possible?

What I'm trying to do: provide an IMAP server as a facade for standardized e-mail access, without using on-disk mailboxes. What I have: multiple TB of e-mails, stored in MySQL in a completely ...
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Spamassassin not respecting my blacklist

I've tried putting my blacklist_from and whitelist_from lines in ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs and in /etc/spamassassin/local.cf, but they appear to be ignored. This is from postfix's master.cf: smtp ...
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Dovecot not serving old migrated emails for some clients

I have just migrated my emails to a new mail server. The old and the new server had the exact same setup using MailDir with fetchmail, procmail and dovecot. The configurations of those three ...
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telnet unable to connect to remote host

I have installed postfix and devcot on one of my live servers to send bulk mail (system messages on sign-up, wrong passwords etc). I use the php_imap function to check bounces and flag those email ...
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Public dovecot namespace visible only to some users

I have a dovecot IMAP server (version 2.1.7) with Maildirs and a virtual user setup (e.g. all accounts are mapped to the same system user). I’d like to create a public namespace shared between users A ...
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dovecot login issue with plain passwords

I am having an odd problem in dovecot, the first time I try to login via telnet dovecot gives a error, the second time it works, both within the same telnet session. This is the telnet session, note ...