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Why Does hotmail still reject my emails?

I have a very strange problem with my emails being marked as spam by hotmail. I just have configured Postfix + Dovecot on my server and all works perfectly. I can Send/Receive emails. I only have ...
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Can't receive mails from Gmail

A few days ago Gmail suddenly decided to stop sending mails to my mailserver. I am using Postfix and Dovecot with an paid SSL Certificate running on Debian 7 with everything updated. My mail.log ...
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How do I change Dovecot virtual user passwords?

I used one web based control panel to create some virtual users for Dovecot. That control panel no longer works so I need to do this manually. I need to reset the password for one (virtual) user ...
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Dovecot user lookup fails when using username@domain format

I have Dovecot v2.0.11 installed on a FreeBSD server and the user lookups for incoming email addresses are failing, but lookups for system users is successful. Dovecot is setup to use system users, ...
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What options exist for changing usernames transparently in Webmail?

Currently, we have a fully working POP/IMAP/Webmail system (using Dovecot and Roundcube) that is a gleaming tower of perfection in its intended design. We have thousands of customers who belong to a ...
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is it safe to remove mails on imap server with “rm”?

I use dovecot IMAP server and want to delete big unneeded mails: cd /var/spool/foouser; du -a | sort -rn > /var/tmp/du-mail-foouser.log Now I see big mails at the top and after looking at them I ...
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run sieve on maildir

For my mailserver I have a dovecot, postfix and sieve setup. I have several hundred mails in my maildir and have recently created some sieve rules for sorting them. Unfortunatelly the sieve rules are ...
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Failed SPF for email imported to Gmail because of client IP instead of server's in message when sent through SMTP from one local box to another

We have a linux (Debian) VPS with domain (let's say example.com with MX mail.example.com) that has SPF set up. There is dovecot+exim running. There is also Direct Admin on top of that. When I send a ...
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Postfix deny relay for some virtual users

I'm using Postfix as MTA and relay. Users that wish to send e-mail from a remote system authenticates and Postfix hands that to Dovecot, and this works well. But how can I limit which users can use ...
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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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SASL LOGIN authentication failed: UGFzc3dvcmQ6 - Find the username

First let me state that the mail server is working fine and users can connect and send email. Basically there is a local web script connecting into the mail server trying to send mail every few ...
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Forcing Dovecot to use SSL

I set up a mail server on an Ubuntu 11.04 distribution using the dovecot-postfix package. sudo apt-get install dovecot-postfix For some reason, I can't seem to disable non-SSL access through ...
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Monit failing to connect to Dovecot over SSL IMAP

I run Monit to keep check on processes on a Debian server. It's working as normal for all other services (Apache SSL, Postfix, SSH etc.) but Monit's checks on Dovecot are failing repeatedly. I think ...
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Dovecot IMAP indexes are getting locked by Blackberry devices

This is an odd issue that I tend to see with Blackberry devices connecting via IMAP on some of my Sendmail+Dovecot mail deployments. For users of those devices, the Dovecot indexes tend to get locked. ...
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Applying ACLs to a Dovecot public namespace

I would like to provide access to some mailing lists via a set of public, read-only mailboxes in Dovecot. I have a public namespace define in my dovecot (dovecot-2.0.9) configuration that looks like ...
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Dovecot QuotaClone plugin

I am trying to get the new QuotaClone plugin in Dovecot (2.2.18) working. The documentation says the configuration should be like this: mail_plugins = $mail_plugins quota quota_clone plugin { ...
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Is SPF enough to make sure emails get delivered to inbox?

So I just succesfully set up postfix + dovecot. is SPF enough to make sure emails get delivered to my website's users? I don't want my emails to end up in their spam box.
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postfix dovecot disable lmtp

I have 3 servers. 1 MX server with postfix and 2 dovecot servers. MX server receive emails and then serve them through LMTP to specific dovecot server. All mailboxes from same domain are on same ...
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How do I setup a secondary incoming mail server?

I currently have a server running Debian 6, with postfix and dovecot handling email. This server hosts email for a number of domains and users, so I use MySQL as my backing store for users and ...
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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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Dovecot 2 /auth-userdb permissions

Error in log file: userdb lookup: connect(/var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb) failed: Permission denied (euid=5000(vmail) egid=5000(vmail) missing +r perm: /var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb, euid is not ...
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Moving mail server to google apps

I just recently moved one of my Mail server (Exim+dovecot) to google apps thinking it would be a good idea. I am interested to hear what the serverfault community think about it, and mostly weight the ...
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Setting myhostname and Mydomain in postfix for mutiple domains

I have 5 domain names currently pointing to my email server, which is running CentOS 6.5 with Postfix, Dovecot installed. Although I am now only able to receive emails but not send (for reasons I ...
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Dovecot - Unable to receive mail - Fatal: Plugin 'sieve' not found

Struggling to Dovecot/Postfix set up on Ubuntu 11.10, Dovecot version: 2.0.13, Postfix version: 2.8.5 I can send outbound mail using the mailx command, but I can neither receive mail or send mail ...
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Having troubles receiving emails from Gmail

I'm having problem with receiving emails from Gmail. The problem is gmail only. I can send mails to gmail and receive it perfectly in gmail. I also being able to receive mails from yahoo and other ...
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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 restore default configurations for dovecot

I have Dovecot 2.0.13 running on Ubuntu Server 11.10. While installing I configured it for my work requirements. Now I want to reconfigure it again but I don't know how to do that. I want to ...
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Where can I find a list of all parameters/variables used in Postfix master.cf?

In postfix master.cf, there are entries like this (for dovecot): dovecot unix - n n - - pipe flags=DRhu user=vmail:vmail argv=/usr/lib/dovecot/deliver -f ${sender} -d ${user}@${nexthop} -n -m ...
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postfix “User doesn't exist” but user does exist

I am having a strange situation which I could not find elsewhere. When I send mail to rcook on my local machine, I'm seeing this in the syslog: Feb 16 20:27:14 linode postfix/pickup[1305]: ...
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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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Dovecot with Postfix on Ubuntu: warning: SASL: Connect to private/auth-client failed: No such file or directory

I can't seem to get dovecot to start. My log keeps showing this stuff: connect from localhost[127.0.0.1] Mar 1 17:15:01 mac postfix/smtpd[32526]: warning: SASL: Connect to private/auth-client ...
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Maildir on Debian Squeeze - Finding email boxes on /lost+found

A server that I'm helping to administrate had a severe file system problem and now there's a lot of files inside the /lost+found directory. I'd like to find the user@example.com's received and sent ...
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How to handle external alias with dspam as daemon between postfix and dovecot with virtual domains?

I've got the following situation for incoming mail with Postfix 2.9.6, DSpam 3.10.1 and Dovecot 2.1.7: Incoming Mail -> SMTP -> LMTP -> DSpam (as daemon) -> LMTP -> Dovecot I've got ...
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How to determine if my mail server is configured correctly?

Does anyone know of an online service (similar to the ones that tell you if a site is up or down) that can connect to a specified mail server and perform checks to see if it is configured correctly? ...
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How to trigger custom actions in dovecot, when email is moved or deleted?

In my dovecot setup I use virtual folders (not to be confused with virtual users). My goal is to get something like seen in googlemail. I want a folder containing all my messages and also I want to ...
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Dovecot error: ssl enabled, but ssl_cert not set

I've been trying to get Postfix and Dovecot set up for days and I think I have resolved all problems except for one that just came up. When I try to restart Dovecot I get the following error message: ...
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Dovecot (with Postfix) configuration has connection refused when accessing auth-userdb

...this was a hard one to describe in a title. This description should highlight the problem. Context I was following the Workaround.org tutorial to install a postfix, dovecot (plus some additional ...
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Rename Junk folder in dovecot IMAP server

Being English, I find the terms "Trash" and "Junk" confusing because they mean essentially the same thing. I want to rename these folders on my Dovecot IMAP server to "Deleted" and "Spam" respectively ...
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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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Dovecot Migration and old mails

I'm migrating my mails from an old server to a new one, the configuration is good (mysql virtual accounts & imap only), with dovecot and postfix. It's already running for other users, I just want ...
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How can I migrate Dovecot from one server to another?

I have a Dovecot installation on a Fedora 12 "server" at home and I want to move all my mailboxes onto a virtual CentOS 5 server. How can I do this? Which files to I have to copy? Is it even enough ...
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Gmail flagging Dovecot email as insecure

I thought I successfully secured my Postfix/Dovecot email server. I have a signed certificate from LetsEncrypt, which is valid for my domain. Sending & receiving works fine, but since Gmail ...
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HA mail server configuration

I have a mail domain and two servers (machines) with Centos 6.4 and public IP addresses. Postfix mail server and Dovecot IMAP/POP3 Server are installed on both. How would I set them up redundantly so ...
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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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Postfix SSL certificates with Comodo (PostivieSSL) - “Unknown Authority”

I have an issue with my mail server running a postfix/dovecot setup, essentially when I run the various security tests I get told that my certificates can't be validated, see here: ...
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Alternative to postfix with SNI certificates + Dovecot compatibility

As we're aware postfix doesn't support SNI (Server Name Indication), which means that if you'd define a certificate, it will be used for all domain names that you have on that server, which could be ...
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Setup Postfix+Dovecot reading from database

I'm trying to setup Postfix and Dovecot, the latter with virtual users stored in a MySQL database, following this guide (but here I recap everything as there are some "bugs" in the guide I fixed ...
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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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Should Postfix run chrooted if it already is in it a FreeBSD jail?

I'm running Postfix together with Dovecot and a few milters in a FreeBSD jail. Is there a significant security gain when I run SMTP and SMTPD daemons chrooted as well?
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How can I fire off a script every time a particular user receives an email?

I have a (Linux) mail server that consists of postfix for receiving mail, amavisd-new for content filtering (using clamav and SpamAssassin), and dovecot for delivery and IMAP. I'd like to set things ...