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Installation of Postfix and Dovecot Mail Server on Ubuntu and Postfix will not start

Information on the Mail Server Installation Process Followed... Hello I have a server with DigitalOcean that I am trying to install an email server on so I can add and manage email accounts. This is ...
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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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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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Dovecot: no auth attempts in 0 secs (IMAP protocol)

I'm having a lot of problems configuring dovecot ony vps. I'm already able to send email using port 110 and to receive email using port 25, but I can't connect using port 993 and 995. I'm using self-...
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Sieve: filter subject with regex, file into mailbox named match

I am trying to filter mails by subject with a regular expression. The subjects I want to match are read like [git-foo] some more text where foo is the string I want to check for. I end up with the ...
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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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Debian - Postfix + Dovecot, send but not receive mail

I have followed the instructions in this tutorial. I can successfully sent emails but i cannot receive. Here is exactly what happens: When i sent an email from my hotmail account if i do # ls /home/...
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Fetch all Mail from an IMAP server with Postfix to distribute on local IMAP server

The situation: The constellation: We have a managed, dedicated server from a professional provider. We currently have Tobit David.fx server in use within our local network which fetches all E-Mails ...
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How to enable maildir in Dovecot deliver with Sendmail local_procmail

There is documentation around on how to make /usr/local/bin/procmail work with delivering to a maildir. However, it is my understanding that it is also possible to avoid procmail altogether, and have ...
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Centos 6 Mail Server / Can't receive e-mails but can send [closed]

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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How to configure postfix and dovecot so that thunderbird can automatically find settings

Our mailserver is a Ubuntu Server box with a Postfix/Dovecot combination. We enabled starttls with a correct certificate and everything is working ok. A lot of our users are using Thunderbird for ...
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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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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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Dovecot with virtual users and managesive

I want to use managesieve in my dovecot server which uses virtual users and a ldap for the users. This is in my dovecot.conf: plugin { sieve_dir=/var/mail/sievescript/%u_scripts sieve_extensions = ...
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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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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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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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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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PAM vs /etc/shadow in Dovecot SASL configuration - Security differences?

I set up a server with Postfix SMTP auth through Dovecot SASL. However, it was not possible to get the PAM authentification working as standard out of the box. So more by chance, I changed it to ...
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Creating tickets with Email in osTicket

I have just installed an osTicket server for our company and I have problem with creating tickets from email. I'm using Postfix as my SMTP server and Dovecot as my IMAP server. In osTicket panel I ...
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Dovecot TimeMoveBackward on Cent OS

I am having problem with my dovecot on CentOS machine. The error message is as below. server dovecot: dovecot: Time just moved backwards by 1 seconds. I'll sleep now until we're back in present....
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dovecot: %d is empty for pre auth local users

I have configured: mail_location = maildir:/var/mail/%d/%n (%d is the domain part of user@domain.com) This works fine for remote users, but a local user running /usr/lib/dovecot/imap gets: ...
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Dovecot userdb failed: Internal failure

I'm attempting to secure Dovecot by adding the 'allow_nets' option in the MySQL password query. When I do so, I can check mail just fine. However, any mail that is sent to the mailbox fails with: ...
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Dovecot and virtual domains with different namespaces

I've got dovecot 2.1.7 setup with virtual domains and now would like to have different public namespaces for each of the virtual domains. E.g. workdomain.com -> INBOX (private namespace) -> ...
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dovecot userdb passwd-file default_fields uid not expanding %variable

I'm trying to set up a very simple shared mail server, where each 'domain' is a system user, i.e. 'example.com' is a real user with /home/example.com/, a uid of 5001 and gid 'example.com' of 5001. ...
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Dovecot: using a separate passdb per service

Situation: one front-facing server running Dovecot as IMAP/POP3/ManageSieve proxy, a mixture of IMAP servers (Dovecot, Exchange, ...) in the back-end. Dovecot's passdb does lookups against MySQL which ...
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How to synchronize downloaded emails from clients back to the IMAP server [duplicate]

I have an iRedMail server running (postfix + dovecot as an IMAP server) on a Debian Xen guest machine. By a mistake the iscsi disk, where users emails are stored, was deleted. There is another copy of ...
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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 /etc/dovecot/conf....
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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 non-...
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Dovecot not attempting authentication

I am in the early stages of migrating an OS X mail installation (UW imapd/Exim/mbox) to a Ubuntu cloud VM using Dovecot/Exim/Maildir. I am starting simply: Exim is running fine, receiving mail and ...
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Postfix sends email to spam (gmail, hotmail)

I recently installed a postfix + dovecot + dkim multi domain, multi user, multi alias mail server on my debian squeeze system. Everything works except for one big issue that basically makes the whole ...
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Deliver mail to virtual users with sendmail and dovecot lda

I'm trying to migrate our linux system user based post system to virtual users. I have sendmail with procmail delivery dovecot system users with different uids roundcube web interface Sendmail ...
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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. Why do we need a public namespace?

I'm really confused about namespaces. Here's the Dovecot tutorial I'm trying to follow: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/HowTo/VirtualUserFlatFilesPostfix Can someone explain to me what exactly is ...
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Dovecot IMAP + Roundcube Subscriptions Missing

I have a Dovecot server v2.0 (from Ubuntu 12.04) and Roundcube running on the same server. The setup generally works well, except that certain IMAP subscriptions disappear after a random time (...
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How to deliver to multiple destinations (email addresses and (via dovecot-lda) mailboxes)

I'm using exim and dovecot. All users are virtual, i.e. they come from a database. A lookup for the destination addresses for a given localpart@domain may yield multiple rows containing either the ...
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mailboxes not showing up after migration

I'm migrating mail server over to a new machine running dovecot. Everything is running fine but I'm not able to see folders that users created on the old server. Messages that were in the inbox are ...
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Dovecot TLS Handshake not working

I have set up my mailserver using http://workaround.org/ispmail and it worked until today, where I can not access the server using IMAP. The error I see in dovecot.log is 2012-02-09 16:37:40 imap-...
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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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Limiting POP3 mailbox for one connection at a time? (Dovecot)

Is there a way to limit the number of concurrent connections to a POP3 mailbox on a Dovecot server? The current situation is that if two clients connect to the same mailbox, then the server accepts ...
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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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Connect to private/auth failed: No such file or directory

I've setup postfix, dovecot and roundcube. receiving and sending email via roundcube is working as well as receiving emails via imap with another email client. But I'm not able to send emails with an ...
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Email server port options

I have a web server that also is my mail server - running dovecot and exim4. I currently have 5 open ports that have to do with serving mail, it seems very excessive to me. Its a dedicated box, I ...
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Dovecot SMTPD Sasl auth error: fatal: no SASL authentication mechanisms

I've googled this error and nothing I've read/tried works - anyone know what it is Error log: Feb 23 22:35:36 localhost postfix/smtpd[5278]: connect from localhost.localdomain[127.0.0.1] Feb 23 22:...
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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?