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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Postfix very slow delivery

I installed postfix + dovecot + mysql + amavisd + spamassasin. Everything works fine (mail is sent and received) except that the received mail stays too long in the queue (for about 15 minutes) before ...
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ISPconfig / Dovecot - Mysql went down = Mails gone?

So im running ISPconfig with Dovecot as mail-server (storing mails via mysql). Yesterday i made some changes to the mysql-config. I wanted the server to answer also External Requests. The Problem ...
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Dovecot isn't working after upgrading MariaDB

I've just updated my database engine to MariaDB (5.5.40-MariaDB-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - (Ubuntu)). Everything else (Apache2 :80, :443, phpMyAdmin, Webmin, etc.) but Dovecot is working. I'm not quite ...
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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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Exim permissions when sharing a dovecot mailfolder

Using dovecot on debian wheezy, I have just set up a shared mailfolder inside another user's mail folder to be able to share the contents of this mailfolder with some other users, wthout duplicating ...
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Postfix 'tlsv1 alert unknown ca'

I have VPS (server A) and hosting (server B). On the server A, I've set up mail server (debian, postfix, dovecot, postfixadmin and roundcube, self-signed cert, TLS only auth) which works fine: I can ...
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Postfix/Dovecot configuration with virtual users

I followed this tutorial for configuring Postfix + Dovecot with virtual users (in a mysql database) : ...
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Dovecot: deliver reply into same folder as replied-to message

UPDATE (2 sept 2014 13:01): Just to clarify, I'm interested in handling an incoming reply from someone else, so coming in via SMTP. If it is a reply to an email that is already in some mail folder, it ...
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Postfix message ID originating process?

Last night my postfix mail server(Debian Squeeze with dovecot, roundcube, opendkim and spamassassin enabled) started sending out spam from a single domain of mine like these: $cat mail.log|grep ...
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Postfix/dovecot remove LDAP user

I have to remove or blacklist an LDAP/dovecot user. The authentication is setup from active directory what I cannot manage so I thought there should be a way at least to disable this specific user on ...
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Server sending spam - how to find out why?

I have a CentOS 6 on a dedicated server. I'm the only one with shell access to it. I host 2 Wordpress and few simple PHP sites there. My hosting company just emailed me that they blocked my port 25 as ...
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How do I fix this dovecot SELinux error in audit.log on CentOS?

I'm getting these SELinux errors in /var/log/audit/audit.log for dovecot. type=USER_AUTH msg=audit(1404794536.249:100679): user pid=28375 uid=0 auid=0 ses=2700 ...
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CentOS 6.5 Webmail Server: warning: SASL: Connect to private/auth failed: No such file or directory

I'm trying to run a webmail server on CentOS with Postfix, Docecot and Roundcube. Whenever I try to send mail or send a test email to my server it fails. I can login so looks like Dovecot is okay. ...
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Dovecot doesn't use my mail_location parameter

I'm using Exim 4.72 and Dovecot 1.2.15 on Debian 6.0.9. Exim delivers emails to /home/username in a mbox file. dovecot.conf mail_location = mbox:~/:INBOX=/var/mail/%n But - dovecot -n ...
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How do I convert all accounts on a dovecot IMAP server from one Maildir layout to another?

I am currently running dovecot 2.x on a server with the following layout for mailboxes: mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir I would like to change the layout to this format: mail_location = ...
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Dovecot - Unexpected messages order after move

There is Dovecot service on the server. I had moved messages in user mailbox manually from one to another. Now I am experiencing some sorting problem on iOS device. For example: I have mail 2 days ...
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How to avoid 554 error duplicate header

I set up IRedMail on an AWS server, so the mail stack looks something like this: Postfix Dovecot Roundcube Mail sent through Amazon SES I'm trying to forward emails to Gmail using the Managesieve ...
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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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Dovecot connection imap/pop3 issue

I've just installed postfix/dovecot on linux (last Debian), I've setup for starttls. I try to connect via imap or pop3 with thunderbird but I can't get the mails... No error message on thunderbird, ...
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Setting up a mail server using postfix, dovecot, mailman and ldap

I don't really have much experience with mail servers so forgive me if some of my terminology is off. First of all, here's what I'm trying to do: get user information using ldap (postfix?) ...
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Dovecot imap-postlogin failed

In short I am trying to run a bash script which will then update a mysql database with the last login date/time & last IP for each mailbox. If i remove the modifications that cause the script to ...
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Dovecot without MYSQL

I've been using Dovecot with passdb and userdb with MYSQL, but it's now putting an extra stress on the database, since I use IMAP and along with the daily hacking attemps, scanners and everything that ...
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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 ...
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Dovecot with S3QL

Due to periodically running out of space on EBS volumes on AWS EC2, and looking to make the setup more fault resistant in case of server/volume failure, I'm considering moving a Dovecot maildir ...
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warning: hostname localhost does not resolve to address

i'm using iRedmail on my Debian box. I tried to use outlook for for email client, but i got this error and couldn't resolve it. Nov 19 17:25:10 mail postfix/smtpd[7011]: warning: hostname localhost ...
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Making sure Postfix MDA and Dovecot IMAP understand mailbox location?

I want to setup Postfix and Dovecot with Postfix as the SMTP MTA (mail transfer agent) and the MDA (mail delivery agent) and Dovecot just as the IMAP server, but I want to make sure that they each ...
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How to intercept incoming mail data between mail server and web server

I've been asked to provide a way of loading incoming e-mails, manipulate some part of the text and then forward it to the web server for the client to read. Basically, intercept the mail, put it ...
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Can't send or receive email with Postfix (times out)

I'm using Postfix and Dovecot on Debian Wheezy for sending and receiving emails. Dovecot seems to work just fine; I can connect, retrieve, move around, delete, etc., emails that already existed in the ...
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Upgrading an old Ubuntu Server 11.04 deployment

I've been tasked to upgrade an Ubuntu Server 11.04 box to one of the later versions due to support for the Natty end of life being reached last year. I've no idea how they got by for almost 12 months ...
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Upgrading Squeeze to Wheezy: Unresolved Dependencies

So I upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy and Dovecot failed to resolve dependencies: dpkg: error processing dovecot-pop3d (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were ...
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Dovecot POP3 username - does it require the @ symbol?

I'm having some mail issues which I'm trying to resolve. When I connect to my mail server using telnet should I supply my username like this: USER name or USER name@domain.com or doesn't it ...