Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security primarily in mind.

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postfix - unknown group: vmail

I have a VPS running Debian 8 in which I used this tutorial to set up. It is running dovecot and postfix. Recently I have started receiving errors every few minutes in my mail.err log file which look ...
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Migrate mail from dovecot on centos to dovecot on debian

I am trying to migrate a number of user mail accounts from dovecot 1.0.7 on a centos 5.11 server to dovecot 2.1.7 on a debian 7 server Foolishly I thought I could simply replicate the Maildirs from ...
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Delivering email to Maildir PreINBOX

I have a running dovecot with: $ dovecot -n # 2.2.18: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf # OS: Linux 4.1.0-x86_64-linode59 x86_64 Fedora release 22 (Twenty Two) ext4 auth_debug = yes auth_mechanisms = plain ...
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My server email cant connect to outlook or thunderbird

I have postfix for smtp, and dovecot for imap/pop with FROXLOR. I have configured correctly, but i cant success in configure account in client mail programs. Outlook I recieve Log on to incoming mail ...
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Can I delete or move mail files from maildir cur folder?

I ended up with a cur folder with over 350,000 files. So many that I can't find a mail program to manage them. Tried horde on the same server and it gives an error. Can I delete or move some of those ...
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Cent OS 6.6 enable Plaintext authentication on dovecot and postfix

A customer of mine wants to use gmail as their default mail client but I have rolled forward to a new CENTOS server version (6.6, ok it's not "new" new) and the dovecot and postfix settings are ...
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How can I get dovecot to retrieve my email?

I am setting up an email server for my personal domain. There will only be one user (me). I am running a DigitalOcean VPS on Arch, everything is up to date as of yesterday. I have got postfix ...
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Dovecot Object Storage Plugin

I know this isn't a very technical question; but where can I find the high-latency object storage addon for amazon s3? The official Open-Xchange site link gives a 404 to the 'Dovecot Store'. I've ...
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Create mail boxes with Rainloop and Ubuntu 14.04 Dovecot

I have installed rainloop and it seems to be working fine and also configured dovecot on Ubuntu 14.04 as per the Ubuntu online tutorial but I'm stumped now, how do I create email address for my ...
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Dovecot with CAcert certificates, Outlook can't connect to IMAP

I have quite standard installation of postfix and dovecot on Ubuntu 12.10. I generated my own certificates and got them signed by cacert.org. The process of creating certs was like below: openssl ...
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Postfix/Dovecot import mail from Gmail

I setup an iRedMail server on Ubuntu 14.04. My company currently uses Gmail but wants to switch to a cheaper solution. I set up the server with an LDAP DB, and I'm using Postfix and Dovecot for the ...
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Mails bouncing back from Dovecot mail server

we have a dedicated server running CENTOS 6.6 x86_64 standard running and usually comes with whm/cpanel. It is using Dovecot mail server and postfix is excluded in repository. The problems we are ...
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Problems with postfix/dovecot unable to receive mail

Can't receive mail on my server but can send just fine. From what I can tell in the logs, it complains about timing out. I check the connection externally using telnet from my PC, I can connect to ...
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How to configure dbox mail storage format for a single mail account?

I'm using ldap database at backend and I want to configure my mail server such a way that one mail id i.e. info@domain.au will be stored as dbox format while other mails will be stored in maildir ...
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IMAP login not recognizing SASL while simple postfix send is

I've got SASLAuthd working (via LDAP), and am also successfully able to telnet via port 25 with my LDAP credentials. Postfix is configured with Dovecot. All 3 services are running fine (Postfix, ...
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Looking for an email server that supports mysql ssl connection

I am trying to secure connections to my MySQL server. I have SSL set up but I am looking for programs that support a SSL connection to MySQL. Specifically I am currently looking for an email server ...
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dovecot not starting : service(imap) access(/usr/lib/dovecot/imap) failed

I have installed dovecot but the service is not running. I have verified using ps -A | grep dovecot and service dovecot status The test says : dovecot stop/waiting In the /var/log/mail.err and ...
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Dovecot ACL config for read-only user mail folders (CentOS 6)

I'm using Dovecot as an IMAP server. It's the latest version from source installed to /opt. Dovecot -n output: # 2.2.16: /opt/dovecot/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf # OS: Linux 2.6.32-504.12.2.el6.x86_64 ...
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Postfix Dovecot unix Error : missing '=' after attribute

According to multiple documents like https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix/DovecotLDAP One of the configuration lines is: dovecot unix - n n - - pipe ...
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Postfix / Dovecot Mail appears in logs, but not in its respective folder

I'm currently trying to set up Postfix with Dovecot, but something does not seem to work the way it should be. For some reason, mails I sent to my mail account appear in the logs, but do not become ...
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Postfixadmin keeps loading while adding mailbox

I have configured postfixadmin 2.92. While adding mailbox postfixadmin keeps on loading and does not return any information like mailbox is created. But in mysql the mailbox has been added. Later when ...
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How to deactivate mbox?

I just finished to install the horde framework (git version) on my server (debian7 + dovecot + postfix + apache2). And I would like to know if it is possible to deactivate the "mail" program's ...
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unable establish remote imap connection, why not?

A remote CentOS 7 web server is able to successfully receive email sent from elsewhere on the internet addressed to me@mydomain.com . An app running on the same CentOS 7 server is able to use ...
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thunderbird can't connect to my email box

I have installed mail server successfully on my vps according to https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-postfix-e-mail-server-with-dovecot. I create user joe with passwd ...
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Permission problems. Can't retrieve inbox mails from dovecot

I got a VPS server at a webhoster which has CentOS 6.6 as operating system. Because I have multiple domains which are used by various people this server is going to serve multiple roles: nameserver ...
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How do I read Maildir RFC822 messages from the CentOS 7 terminal?

In a CentOS 7 server with dovecot, postfix, mailx installed, I have mail configured to be stored in Maildir format. How can I use the terminal to access and view the RFC822 messages stored in a ...
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“error connection to storage” while logging into roundcube

My current mail server is configured with dovecot and roundcube. When I try to log into the roundcube panel I get this message: "error connection to storage" DESCRIPTION: (eth0 192.168.1.1) static ...
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IMAP Dovecot cannot connect

I am trying to set up my own mail server (for 'fun'). I followed this tutorial to the bone. But I get this error message: imap-login: Disconnected (auth failed, 2 attempts in 9 secs): ...
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Run script on receipt of email

I run a Postfix/Dovecot mail server for personal use. There's only a handful of actual mailboxes, essentially just postmaster@domain.com and username@domain.com. I frequently use the virtual file to ...
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hooking up dovecot/postfix to mysql on CentOS 7

On a CentOS 7 web server, a java web application with a mysql database needs to be able to process incoming email. This means that each email message received by a specific email address needs to be ...
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How can I programmatically access the contents of a Dovecot mailbox in CentOS 7?

I just set up postfix and dovecot on a CentOS 7 server using this tutorial. I am able to successfully create a mail record using echo "TEST" | mail -s "testmail" youruser@localhost && tail -f ...
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ACL/MAC Permissions for dovecot and postfix in CentOS 7

I am using this tutorial to set up Postfix and Dovecot on a CentOS 7 web server. But when I try to send a test email using sudo echo "TEST" | mail -s "testmail" newuser@localhost && sudo tail ...
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/private/var socket not created with postfix/dovecot sasl

I'm currently running into a problem I have with my email server. I try to setup Postfix and Dovecot with SASL authentication but I get the following error when I connect with telnet (port 25) to the ...
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Dovecot (imap) not starting

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 installed postfix dovecot vimbadmin and roundcube. Everything works except dovecot. When I restart dovecot I get this: stop: Unknown instance: dovecot start/running, ...
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Dovecot/Postfix mail server replies to [SYN] with [RST, ACK] when user attempts to connect (POP3). Likely iptables?

Currently I'm trying to troubleshoot an e-mail server that will allow users to send e-mail, but not log in to the server (POP3) or receive e-mail using their Outlook clients. Previously this was ...
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Dovecot/Postfix and mail vmail directory

I've setup a Postfix/Dovecot mail server. I'm using Postfixadmin to set up a SQL users database. My question is If I ever migrate to another server and I don't have the /var/vmail directory ...
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Postfix favors non virtual to virtual host

I have a linux user thomas and 2 domain names domain1.com and domain2.com. I have followed steps to have two virtual mail boxes /var/mail/vhosts/domain[12].com/ When I test and send an email to ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 - Mail server missing dovecot-lmtp even though it is installed

So I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1 from 12.04 the other day. Easy upgrade process. Everything worked fine except for my mail server stopped receiving mail. The logs show the mail arrives and is ...
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virtualbox mail server postfix+dovecot

I'm setting up a mail server(ubuntu14.4 serverX64) for development/testing purposes (using virtualBox bridged-mode) and I just finished this tutorial and everything seams to work. Now I'm not able ...
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How do I install Exim and Horde on Centos 7 with MariaDB 10?

I can't find a guide for this (they are old and don't work) and I can't seem to manage to install it. I can't install Postfix because of its dependencies, so I'm going with Exim, which I installed ...
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How to add calendars and contacts support to mail server

I have installed Postfix, Dovecot and MySQL to set a personal mail server with virtual users stored in the database. It works great, but there are two things missing: Calendars and Contacts. For ...
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accessing Maildir locally with Mutt and remotely over IMAP simultaneously

I have Postfix + Maildir + Dovecot + IMAP on my mailserver. I am accessing my mailbox remotely over IMAP with one or more clients (Thunderbird). Additionally, on the server I have mutt configured for ...
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specify certificate of CA in Dovecot

In Postfix, I have specified my private key, my certificate, and the certificate of my CA smtpd_tls_CAfile = /etc/ssl/cacert.pem smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/ssl/server.key smtpd_tls_cert_file = ...
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Mail filtering with procmail in a postfix/dovecot system with virtual users

I had a postfix/dovecot system with mail users working. After unsuccessfully following a few tutorials online to enable procmail, now I have an unusable system. What I want is to enable procmail ...
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multiple clients accessing one email account over IMAP

I am using Postfix + Dovecot + IMAP + Maildir and I am accessing my server from two different machines (desktop and Laptop), i.e. two clients (Thunderbird). The are sometimes running simultaneously, ...
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Dovecot ignores settings for mailboxes

I have set up Dovecot on my Postfix mailserver. My mailserver is using Maildir format: home_mailbox = Mail/inbox/ A user's Mail directory looks like this: $HOME/Mail/inbox $HOME/Mail/drafts ...
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Dovecot: Corrupted index cache file

I received following error message in /var/mail/mail.err: Jun 14 00:03:42 max dovecot: IMAP(bernhard): Corrupted index cache file /home/bernhard/Mail/.indexes/.imap/INBOX/dovecot.index.cache: ...
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Restoring a Particular User's mdbox Mailbox in Dovecot

A user is reporting lost emails due to a client-side error, so I need to restore emails from backup for this particular user but I'm not finding anything online (maybe my google-fu is lame). ...
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Is there an exhaustive list of plugins for Dovecot?

Background I am looking for plugins for Dovecot (specifically authentication plugins) because I would like to look at source code for reference as to how to make an authentication plugin for Dovecot. ...
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Thunderbird fails to connect to Dovecot and Postfix

I set up Dovecot and Postfix, but when I try to authenticate with Thunderbird, it gives this error: "Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account." ==> /var/log/dovecot-info.log ...