A IMAP and POP3 email server.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
263 views

is there something similar like sa-learn-cyrus for dovecot?

I was looking whole morning and found nothing. I have a debian box running dovecot IMAP. I want to train the spamassassin with the users spam folders. is there something similar like sa-learn-cyrus ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Dovecot configuration error (Permission denied) - Email for root

I have setup a local user called postman and logged into it using Thunderbird (IMAP). Following is being shown in the mail error log. Dec 14 23:45:18 ams1 dovecot: lda(root): Fatal: Invalid user ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

best practice to have sent mail folder on dovecot imap server

When I add a mail account to KMail (or most other MUA I suppose) the sent mail folder is on the local machine and I don't have my sent mails on other machines. I'd like to have a sent mail folder in ...
1
vote
2answers
119 views

email server: refuse old emails and emails in the future

I use postfix, dovecot 2.1 and amavis for my emails. How can I refuse emails (from other email servers) that date are to old (e.g. >=1 month) or to new (eg. >=1d in the future)?
1
vote
2answers
125 views

imap user restriction

I have 50 email users (virtual users) using Dovecot, Postfix and Squirrelmail with CentOS 6.0. I want to allow some users to have access to POP and IMAP globally, and for the remaining users from my ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Postfix not working

A while ago I installed the postfix mail server on my ubuntu 10.04 VPS. At the time it was working good but now it's just stopped working. I was trying to enable SASL authentification and somewhere it ...
1
vote
2answers
478 views

Create email accounts independently from passwd using Dovecot and Postfix

How would I set up Dovecot and Postfix to use a different user database than passwd for the email accounts? I'd would like to have separate accounts for user, who can actually log in via ssh, and user ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Why doesn't dovecot accept a SSL certificate?

I trying to setup a mail server on my server, I followed the following instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/certificates-and-security.html ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
463 views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
10k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

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" ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Configure roundcube login by hostname

I recently installed Roundcube on my Centos6/postfix/dovecot server. Default install works great but I am trying to configure some options that I cannot seem to figure out. My end result would be a ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Dovecot antispam plugin does not get triggered

I've got an issue with the antispam plugin using dovecot 2.1.7 and dspam 3.10.1. I think, the antispam plugin does not recognize the Junk-Folder because the log reports Mar 25 13:11:22 mail imap: ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

Postfix - relay locally generated mail but accept mail incoming from GApps for the same domain

I know the way to disable all local delivery is to remove the domain from "mydestination", which will cause all mail to be relayed through whatever relay I setup. But I want postfix to accept all mail ...
1
vote
1answer
191 views

Authentication with Dovecot, SHA512, and salts

I have a database that has a username, password, and password salt in it. The password is hashed using SHA512. The data in my users database looks like this: user = testuser password_hash = ...
1
vote
2answers
132 views

Can't receive mail with postfix virtual alias

I can't receive mail on the virtual aliases (normal email works in and out), i didn't try the virtual domains but that's what i was going for to get to work. So i have a Debian Wheezy 7.8 Build: ...
1
vote
1answer
221 views

Postfix → Dovecot LMTP: User does not exist: uid@domain

I am trying to have Postfix deliver local mails via Dovecot's LMTP (among other things to replace procmail with sieve). Up to now, I've been using mailbox_command = procmail - a "$EXTENSION", ...
1
vote
2answers
536 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
192 views

Maildir “new” has messages but Inbox is empty

I'm installing a new mail server (Postfix/Dovecot+Maildir) in a fresh OS. Using Thunderbird (or Squirrelmail) I can send mails but my inbox is empty even when I can see them in ...
1
vote
2answers
94 views

Use Fail2ban to block proxied dovecot password attempts

I've searched around a great deal with this, but can't manage to come up with a solution. The easiest way of explaining it, is I used to have just 1 email server, now I have 2. The 1st email server ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

How to move properly from Postfix/Dovecot to Google Apps

here is the situation: we had a mail server configured within a VPS (using Postfix/Dovecot) with the mail for 1 domain being managed. We just moved the mail for that domain to Google Apps. The MX ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

wildcard certificates for linux mail servers

I would like to publish non-self-signed SSL certificates for some linux mail servers, which operate SSL and/or TLS mail services. (If relevant, these are dovecot+sendmail servers.) I need to cover ...
1
vote
2answers
606 views

Dovecot namespace prefix relation to underlying Maildir structure

I am trying to figure out if/what there is a connection between the file-system structure and dovecot's namespace prefixes. Specifically, in my setup, I have not declared any namespace, so dovecot ...
1
vote
1answer
129 views

Unable to lock error message in SMTP Server

I've the following error message appeared 3 continuous for the same mailbox > (delivery failed to mailbox > /var/spool/postfix/vhosts/<user>/mail/inbox: > > unable to lock for ...
1
vote
2answers
53 views

Dovecot/Postfix cheat on an email that I wrongly received

I played with /etc/aliases and received the email of a coworker. I would like to put it back on his mailbox. Is there a way to do that cleanly ? I don't want to transfer the email, and if possible if ...
1
vote
1answer
199 views

Incomplete parameters passed from Postfix to Dovecot during AUTH PLAIN transaction

I'm migrating from an old CentOS box to a new Ubuntu server. I have a working Postfix/Dovecot/PostfixAdmin/SpamAssassin/Clamav system working on CentOS, and am trying to simply replicate the same ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

Postfix alias and “impersonating” issue

I recently started configuring addresses on my postfix server and stumbled into an issue with my colleagues. So assume i have an alias testing@bar.ru which forwards mail to screatch@gmail.com and ...
1
vote
2answers
241 views

Allow IMAP for Roundcube and as external service only for some special users. How to configure?

It's easy to set up a special passdb query in dovecot to restrict IMAP access to certain users, e.g. see this documentation on the dovecot wiki. But when I use a webmailer like Roundcube and want to ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Dovecot creates folder, Postfix expects file

I have tried configuring a Postfix/Dovecot combo with virtual users using this guide. My server is running Postfix 2.6.6 and Dovecot 2.0.9 on CentOS 6.5. The problem is that when I connect to the ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

How to disable search body in dovecot?

We run mail server of 30k e-mail accounts (Maildir) with Dovecot imap server. We suffer from high IO load, especially when a user starts to search large IMAP folders. Is any way of preventing search ...
1
vote
2answers
219 views

Flush all messages in mailbox from Zimbra to another server

I have a primary Dovecot + Postfix mail server and a secondary Zimbra 8.0.1 server. The primary server went down for a week and all the incoming messages were delivered to the secondary server which ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

How can I tell my server to allow logins via a mail client?

I am setting up my first sendmail daemon on centos, using virtual domains and emails. So far, I have got it working and emails sent from remote servers will make it to the inbox. The problem I have ...
1
vote
1answer
140 views

Postfix user issue - One user receives mail, the other one not

I just installed Dovecot and Postfix on my CentOS server. Now, with that, I created 2 local users that will each have a mail account. I did the following: useradd dexter mkdir /home/dexter/Maildir ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

dovecot not letting me telnet localhost 110 — imap and pop3-login not starting up

I'm setting up a mailserver along the lines of http://workaround.org/ispmail/squeeze/setting-up-dovecot. I've done it successfully in the past, the only wrinkle this time is that dovecot has moved up ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Centos Postfix/Dovecot - Permission problems after migration upgrade

We are migrating from an old Centos 5.5 system to a new Centos 6.4 server. The postfix version looks the same, but Dovecot has gone up from 1.x to 2.x. It uses MySQL to store the mail account details ...
1
vote
1answer
702 views

Dovecot listens on different interfaces for different services

I'm just setting up Dovecot 2 and I wanted to have it listen on port 993 for imaps on all interfaces and listen on port 143 for normal imap only on the loopback interface. That way I'd have less ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Ubuntu server postfix + dovecot authentication, wrong password

I am trying to setup basic e-mail server just for me on my Ubuntu 12.04 following these guides. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Dovecot I executed ...
1
vote
1answer
357 views

Postfix filter messages and pass to PHP script

Each time a user signs up to our website through an external provider we get a basic email with the body contents containing the user details. I want to write a personalised automatic reply to this ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Dovecot/Postfix with SSL on EC2

I've been running through a tutorial at: http://www.cerebellumstrategies.com/amazon-linux-postfix-dovecot/ and everything works through the entire tutorial right up to checking the authentication. ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Dovecot Virtual Users Not Authenticating

We have a standard Postfix/Dovecot installation working perfectly with real users but cannot work out how to add virtual users, all virtual user login attempts fail with authentication errors. ...
1
vote
1answer
782 views

Can I force dovecot to ignore pop3 requests to delete received email?

this is my first SF question, so please be gentile: Is there an easy way to force dovecot pop3 server to ignore "delete messages" commands after being fetched by the MUA? Here are the issues I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Dovecot - auth: Fatal: Unknown database driver 'pgsql'

I'm trying to configure Dovecot + Postfix + PostfixAdmin with postgresql support. I successfully configured postfix to send emails to aliases for my domain, and now I want to configure actual ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
886 views

Dovecot suddenly stopped working. HELP! “can't auth”

I am running out of ideas here.. I've been trying to fix this for 3 hours. Box is debian lenny. Mail.log contains the following: Can't connect to auth server at /var/run/dovecot/auth-master: No such ...
1
vote
1answer
603 views

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 ...