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

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Dovecot not starting properly

Yesterday, I decided to setup a mail server on my Ubuntu 14.04 vps follow this link. I finished all the way to the end of step 4, because I didn't need to install SpamAssassin just yet, but when i ...
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How can I migrate my existing mailboxes from sendmail to Postfix?

I am currently using sendmail + Webmail, which was configured by someone else and I was trying to understand the configurations of sendmail but it looks pretty tough for me. I want to use Postfix ...
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Now after upgrade from 12.04.5 LTS to 14.04.1 LTS Dovecot will not authen. system users

I've had 12.04.5 LTS with Postfix and Dovecot working for a long time now, but now after upgrading to 14.04.1 LTS Dovecot will not authenticate the system users. Dovecot will however work fine for ...
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Accessing Virtual Mailboxes using Postifx, Dovecot, and Postgresql Ubuntu 12.04

Ok, so I'm running a server distro of Ubuntu, I think it's 12.04 (I know it's 12, forgot the subversion) with postfix as SMTP, dovecat for IMAP, and postgresql for my virtual mailbox databases. I ...
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Trying to setup a mail server on ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to set up a mail server but get the following errors whilst trying to connect with thunderbird: Jan 7 03:11:59 Ubuntu-1404-trusty-64-minimal postfix/smtpd[6752]: lost connection after ...
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Mail Server Can't Receive Email But Can Send Email - Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL

I have server where I want to set up a mail server to let me receive and send email from my domain. I'm currently having a problem where while I am authorized to send email from the server, but ...
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Spam-Mail always in inbox and not in “.Spam”-directory (Postfix+Dovecot+SpamAssasian+ClamAV) [closed]

As the title already says I receive Spam mails always in my mail inbox and not redirected to the Postfix Spam directory ".Spam" for each mail user. Any ideas why? (Ubuntu 14.04.1 with ...
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How to easily remember TLS options with postfix and dovecot?

Specifically I am studying for the LFCE exam and am having trouble remembering all the TLS options I need to add to the postfix/main.cf file which are: smtpd_tls_key_file = ...
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how do I create a user data base for postfix/dovecot sasl [closed]

I am trying to install postfix in Dovecot sasl with virtual mailboxes and virtual users. How do I create the user/password database file. I do not want to use Linux system passwords showdow or ...
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Postfix + MySQL + dovecot + postfixadmin - mail arrive to local users

I'm trying to set up a mail server with virtual users. I can: login in roundcube, send mail to gmail but when I send messages to my own domain, the mails arrive to local users. Mail was in ...
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Cannot send email on Ubuntu 14.10, Postfix and Dovecot

I am having trouble setting up my Ubuntu server installation to send/receive emails. I am fairly new to all of this so I apologise if I have not provided enough/correct information. Please do let me ...
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Why can't I get a telnet localhost 25, ehlo localhost output of 250-AUTH?

How do I get a telnet localhost 25 output of 250-AUTH LOGIN? Similar to the questions asked here and here, I set up a Postfix-Dovecot mail server using Ubuntu 12.04LTS and can not get it to ...
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Dovecot doesn't start

I've installed Postfix and it works correctly. I've installed Dovecot and set it's configurations too. But when I try service dovecot start it terminates on startup. Here is the end of syslog: Nov 19 ...
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Dovecot delivery issue

I'm using fictional email address username@domainname.com for this case. testuser is a local account on my ubuntu Server 14.04. I have a fully functional email server set up using postfix and dovecot ...
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i cannot read emails on thunderbird i am using ubuntu 12.04 server postfix dovecot

i cannot read emails on thunderbird i am using ubuntu 12.04 server postfix dovecot i am using pop3 port 110 and smtp port 587 i can send emails to external emails i can receive emails on the server ...
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Dovecot stuck in stop/waiting

im trying to build a mail server (postfix + dovecot). after the installation, tried to check if dovecot is working by : service dovecot status: start/prestart statement. the only thing i did was ...
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Can postfix receive emails on it's own?

I am configuring a Postfix server right now and want to clear up some things I am not quite sure about. For what I know Postfix is a MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) that can send and receive emails. That ...
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Dovecot mail delivery location issue

I just setup a mail server on my digitalocean.com droplet. It is using postfix, dovecot & mbox. I have it configured in gmail and it is sending and receiving. The problem though, is that when a ...
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Postfix - Cannot receive emails

I'm trying with no success to setup Postfix on my server so I need some help (first timer here). Basically I cannot receive emails from anywhere. If I send an email to myself or to another address ...
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Postfix 2.11.0, Error Code: Relay access denied 554.5.7.1, Rejects all external in-bound emails

Some TLC needed here. I am building this postfix/dovecot/clamav mail server following the tutorial here: https://www.exratione.com/2014/05/a-mailserver-on-ubuntu-1404-postfix-dovecot-mysql/ The issue ...
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Postfix does not store mail in Maildir/ format even though home_mailbox is set to Maildir/

The following problem occurs on a simple mail server for testing purposes. It consists of a Postfix and Dovecot installation and is meant to deliver mails from a client to local accounts living on the ...
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Why is ubuntu server dovecot 2 coming up with Unknown setting: driver

So like I said in the quest dovecot 2 keeps coming up with "Unknown setting: driver". I've been following a guide and setup my auth-sql.conf.ext file however when I try and start up dovecot 2 I get ...
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Postfix/Dovecot issue

I installed Postfix/Dovecot locally on Ubuntu server, I can mail from Ubuntu server to any user in my local users database (/etc/passwd) and I can receive messages well (by using mail command). On MUA ...
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Dovecot error accessing /tmp/ on 14.04 server

I've run into a problem, which I don't entirely understand. Occasionally I get this line in /var/mail.err, although all messages seem to be saved normally (at least I think so): dovecot: ...
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Dovecot crashing Android Mail?

I'm trying to configure Dovecot, it seems to be used a lot and has server side mail filtering which I like. However, all my folders are subfolders of the Inbox which seems to confuse the Android Mail ...
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How to integrate postfix/dovecote with Windows AD

I have postfix/dovecote Ubuntu server and it's working fine, also I have Active Directory Windows 2008, I want to make email clients to get authenticated from windows AD and automatically create ...
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Postfix suggests a bunch of other packages on install.What are they and should I install them?

Postfix suggests these packages on install: procmail postfix-mysql postfix-pgsql postfix-ldap postfix-pcre sasl2-bin dovecot-common postfix-cdb postfix-doc I know what procmail and dovecot are. ...
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Dovecot not respecting conf.d settings

I am trying to setup Dovecot according to a guide. I am trying to disable POP3 and change the certificate locations, however changing 01-mail-stack-delivery.conf does not seem to make a difference. ...
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How to set up a mail server with multiple domains (12.04)

I'm the only user on my server, so the default install of postfix/dovecot has been fine until now. But I now have 4 domains and need an email address for each of them. I would like to be able to ...
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When Using A Dovecot and Postfix Cannot connect using a domain only IP Address?

I have setup a Postfix, Dovecot, and RoundCube Sever On Ubuntu 12.04.4 x64 and It works great. I can use my url mail.myurl.com and it points to my roundcube and i can send and receive email. If I use ...
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No login possible with postfix/dovecot and mysql under IMAP

I did the following installation of my own mailserver with dovecot/postfix and MySQL: https://thomas-leister.de/internet/mailserver-ubuntu-server-dovecot-postfix-mysql/ If you see the section of ...
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Postfix PostgreSQL Dovecot SASL Authentication Fails Ubuntu 14.04LTS Server

I previously setup my mail server using Ubuntu 12.04LTS and all worked fine (see Postfix Dovecot SASL Authentication not enabled/working ubuntu 12.04 server), but I recently moved everything to new ...
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how to receive e-mail on a vanity host (FQDN)

This e-mail shows in my sent messages, but never arrives locally: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mail -f /home/thufir/Maildir/ /home/thufir/Maildir/: 0 messages thufir@dur:~$ ...
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How do I find out the version pigenhole installed

So I installed pigeonhole with apt-get install dovecot-managesieved dovecot-sieve But it looks to me that behaviour is different from documented. I think that might be because ubuntu source version ...
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Dovecot Postfix not working when using a CA Certificate

I am having a problem switching from using a self signed certificate in Dovecot/Postfix to using one I got from a CA. It is a password protected key and this is my Dovecot ssl config file. ...
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Postfix / Dovecot / MySQL- doesn't work!

I have just installed a Mail- Server on Postfix and Dovecot using MySQL to authenticate the user. But if I try to conntect to the Server via Outlook or Thunderbird, the following Error appears in the ...
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How to setup a portable mail aggregator with web UI?

I want to setup a mail collector, imap server and web mail viewer on my portable quantal ubuntu, and need some guidances to exactly which components is best and most efficient to serve the purpose. ...
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Postfix + Dovecot Server Problem

Problem List From the SquirrelMail E-mail is sending but not Receiving in INBOX All E-mails are going in Spam PLEASE HELP ME OUT OF THIS, THANKS IN ADVANCE My Postfix main.cf [QUOTE]# See ...
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Postfix relay access denied, NOQUEUE: reject

In trying to set up Postfix to use dovecot for SASL (using mysql for virtual_*) I am unable to send email, either through telnet or Outlook, to a domain other than the one that is on the server. I am ...
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Dovecot config file is different from what's on this site

I am running Ubuntu, with postfix and dovecot installed, and I am trying to set it up (I never did that before). I've been googling for a while, but all tutorials tell me to change the line protocols ...
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SMTP mail server with postfix/dovecot does not require authentication

I have a mail server with postfix and dovecot with which I'm able to receive mail at my email address. When I'm connecting from a remote mail client via POP3 it is saying authentication failed even ...
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Where did /etc/init.d/dovecot go in 14.04?

I'm trying to configure dovecot+postfix on a new 14.04 release image in EC2. I installed mail-stack-delivery without installing postfix or dovecot separately. Now I can't figure out how to restart ...
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Perfect forward secrecy in Ubuntu 14.04 default installation

Does Ubuntu 14.04 support and enable perfect forward secrecy ciphers in the default TLS configuration of servers such as nginx, dovecot and postfix? Previous versions of Ubuntu such as 12.04 did not ...
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Uninstall Dovecot from Ubuntu Server 12.04

I don't need POP/IMAP related service for my server so I have disabled Dovecot but I want to completely remove all package related to Dovecot. There are many packages with similar name and I am not ...
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Ubuntu Email Server identifies as Junk!

I set the Email server with PostFIX and Dovecot. But when I send emails from my server to Gmail, Live and other major Email services they put the email in the Junk or SPAM folder. What is wrong? ...
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dovecot & mysql

I'm following this install/configuration to get support of virtual users with postfix/dovecot. I'm stuck at the required update of /etc/dovecot/conf.d/auth-sql.conf.ext - which does not exist on my ...
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Postfix keeps rejecting emails

I have setup dovecot and postfix on my server. I am able to send emails though SMTP to my GMail account and authenticate Thunderbird to my server via IMAP. However, when I send an email from my GMail ...
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Postfix+Dovecot Unix user authentication

I want to set up a mailserver with postfix+dovecot+roundcubemail. And I don't want virtual users. Is it possible to use Unix users and somehow just include the /etc/passwd file for ...
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Unable to start dovecot

I am configuring my ubuntu server for mail use so I installed dovecot all required protocols but when I start dovecot I get the following error : doveconf: Fatal: Error in configuration file ...
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Public Folders in Dovecot on Ubutu 12.04 Server

Im trying to get a "public" mailbox to collect generic emails like sales@, info@ etc, ive followed the guide on the Dovecot page, making sure I was following the wiki for Dovecot2 but I cant for the ...