I've just set-up PostFix + Courier + Roundcube using the following site for my instrcutions: http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/

I was attempting to log into my webmail and it failed.

Checking the logs I was directed to look at the IMAP setup and it appears that's where the issue is

I've done the following:

  • Checked that logs were enabled in /etc/courier/authdaemonrc
  • Run the following commands

    me@mybox:/var/log/roundcube$ telnet localhost 143
    Connected to localhost.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    Courier-IMAP ready.  Copyright 1998-2011 Double Precision, Inc.  See COPYING for distribution information.
    a login username password
    BYE Temporary problem, please try again later
    Connection closed by foreign host.`

Where else can I look for errors or information on why this isn't working?

EDIT: Checked the logs and found a typo in a config I now get the following

May  5 00:25:09 ip-172-31-23-199 imapd: 
me@example.com: No such file or directory

Edit 2: That sent the correct data; however, roubdcube is looking for data to be in var/mail/virtual/psukardi/new

While it's showing up in /home/psukardi/Maildir/new

  • Check /var/log/mail.log? – masegaloeh May 5 '15 at 0:05
  • Have you created the mailbox directory for the user? Did the directory existed? – masegaloeh May 5 '15 at 0:34
  • I thought this was taken care of via postfix virtual directories is this not the case? I also tried adding a userby doing sudo useradd -m -s /bin/bash new.person – PSU_Kardi May 5 '15 at 0:53

If you follow the tutorial, you might notice that the author use MySQL as user Database. So, if you create new user, you can insert it in MySQL table.

Now, the next part is creating Maildir folder. You have two options here

  1. Send email to new account and let postfix virtual agent to create the maildir for you.
  2. Use maildirmake utility from courier.
  • Ok, I didn't know about the maildirmake utli. Thanks! – PSU_Kardi May 5 '15 at 1:27

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