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

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Ubuntu 20.04 upgrade error

I have Ubuntu 20.04 root on zfs. I attempted to upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04. The upgrade mostly completed then aborted due to some issue with dovecot. I was able to reboot root@mail:/# lsb_release -a No ...
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after migrate from cPanel to My own VPS server I have error in Email server ( Send But don't Receive Emails )

I need a urgently Help in My situation , I migrate From My old Shard Host By cPanel To My Own VPS By ubuntu 18.0.4 With Virtualmin Panel , and Now My Websites Work Good , But I have an Issues after ...
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How in exim to set up mail auto reply with error message when mailbox is full?

I have a mail server Exim + Dovecot which is built on Ubuntu. Is it possible to configure the mail server so that when the quota of one of the mailboxes on the server is overflowing, another user who ...
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Fatal: Error in configuration file (dovecot)

I am getting an error that I don't understand well. It says it is missing one opening bracket on line 33. Unfortunately I have tried at the beginning of the line and at the end of the line. Finally ...
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dovecot errors: pam_authenticate() failed / userdb returned 0 as uid

I am recieving errors while configuring postfix and dovecot for virtual users mailboxes. Initially I made a typo in the main.cf config file. I corrected that error and am now receiving errors. Virtual ...
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Ubuntu 20 stopping MySQL for automatic update

I have Dovecot server with MySQL. Ubuntu is stopping MySQL automatically which causes problems in Dovecot. Why does this happen? How to disable auto update on MySQL or Ubuntu server? Logs: Mar 8 06:...
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Postfix + devocat + roundcube + WordPress - I can't receive emails and roundcube is showing nothing

I'm doing a migration for my client for his website based on WordPress - from hosting to VPS. I am using apache2 for WordPress. I changed the DNS to the new IP (VPS) in the DNS control panel and ...
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New mail server and empty mail content - winmail.dat [closed]

I have two IMAP accounts in Outlook 365. If I send an e-mail from my 1st account to 2nd account the e-mail is received I can see the subject but the message body is missing. Instead I can see that ...
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Ubuntu Server - Looking for software to take commands through email an execute them

I am looking for preferably Opensource software for Ubuntu Mail Server . Requirement from software would be: Listening for incoming emails on a certain@email.address . In case the incoming email ...
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Server won't receive emails from Instagram

I am having issues receiving emails from instagram to my server domain. The email works fine (to and from) everywhere else. Facebook also wouldn't send to a different email using the same domain. Any ...
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I created a mail server using postfix and dovecot on ubuntu 20.04 but my mail goes to spam

I created a mail server using postfix and dovecot on ubuntu 20.04. I'm using a valid trusted SSL certificate from let's encrypt, but my mail goes to spam on Gmail and other mail services. I'm sending ...
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Dovecot 1:2.3.7.2-1ubuntu3.3 not logging failed authentication on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS server

I am running Dovecot 1:2.3.7.2-1ubuntu3.3 on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS server. My postfix/dovecot self hosted mail server works fine! I can send and receive mail without any problem. All the packages ...
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Dovecot returns a hash mismatch after setup

So I had a working setup with postfix and dovecot with virtual users stored in a postgresql db on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS. I've decided to make a new setup on a VPS based on the same settings (that I ...
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imap-login: Error: Failed to initialize SSL server context: Can't load SSL certificate ee key too mall

Upgraded my server to 20.04. Now I can't get IMAP working through dovecot. I get: Aug 1 23:25:53 defaria dovecot: imap-login: Error: Failed to initialize SSL server context: Can't load SSL ...
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SquirrelMail - Error: Connection dropped by IMAP server

I am trying to use SquirrelMail on Ubuntu 16.04. When I go to localhost/squirrelmail/src/login.php and login, I encounter the error message: ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server. I tried the ...
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What replaced mail-stack-delivery?

Trying to install mail-stack-delivery on 19.10 Eoan I see it's now a transitional package that only installs dovecot-core. Before it used to install both Dovecot and Postfix and write a basic config ...
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Best way to upgrade a mail server

I have a 16.04 based mail server that is based on fetchmail (no direct inbound mail), dovecot and procmail (to sort the mail) and it has server me well for a number of years. I decided today to try ...
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Procmail: Send mails per default to deliver

i have a question^^: First i show you an simple procmail rule: DELIVER="/usr/lib/dovecot/deliver -d $LOGNAME" DEFAULT="$HOME/Maildir/" MAILDIR="$HOME/Maildir/" # deliver spam to spam folder :0 w * ^...
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Why doesn't postfix/dovecot receiving mails from Gmail?

I'm setting up a Postfix server that uses Dovecot SASL Authentication on a EC2 virtual machine with an ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. I can send mails to my Gmail account but I cannot receive them. It supposed ...
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Ubuntu, postfix, dovecot mail server cannot configure with Outlook or Thunderbird mail client

I have successfully configured my email server with digital-ocean ubuntu 18.04 LEMP droplet and everything work fine so far. I can send & receive email and also successfully configured with round-...
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Removing mail-stack-delivery doesn't remove its components

Once I installed mail-stack-delivery $ sudo apt-get install mail-stack-delivery I decided I wanted something else, so I tried to uninstall it $ sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove mail-stack-delivery ...
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Ubuntu MX records

I am little confused about MX records. At least I think that is the problem, I followed a lot of guides about how to setup postfix, postfixadmin, dovecot on my VPS with Ubuntu 16.04, but I had no luck ...
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Is it safe to delete folders for unused accounts in var/mail?

My colleague sadly died last year, and managed the Dovecot accounts on our ancient Ubuntu (6.10) server, and I know absolutely zero about Dovecot or email server admin. We have several discontinued ...
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Dovecot-mysql has unresolved dependancies

I have set up a new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server with a LAMP + Postfix + Dovecot setup. Almost everything is working but I am getting an issue with dovecot dependencies. I have installed dovecot-core using ...
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How to use local dovecot (imap) with Alpine (18.10+ changes)

I have been using Alpine mail client with a local dovecot imap server (fed by offlineimap) for many years. Here are my compete 2011 instructions for how to set this up (https://cpbl.wordpress.com/2011/...
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Strange symbols in front of suspicious services

I have an EC2 instance running a postfix-dovecot email server. I use an AWS security key to access this EC2 and I consider the security pretty tight. When I run: systemctl list-units --type service --...
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Mailserver on Ubuntu 16.04

I know, there are like hundreds of tutorials to install "a mailserver" on Ubuntu 16.04, but I just don't seem to get it working and resetted my server the 4th time now.... What I would like to have ...
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MULTIPLE DOMAIN ON A MAIL SERVER AND WEBMAIL

I have a mail server on ubuntu 16.04 with postfix and dovecot and in the same server run roundcube webmail. I access a roundcube webmail with https://webmail.domain1.com (ssl). I need multiple ...
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Dovecot Godaddy Vps Gives error when installing with post fix

Iam trying to install dovecot on godaddy vps ubuntu 16 os i have installed postfix with smart host as godaddy works with relay server to send emails When i am installing Dovecot gives me bellow ...
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How to stop Dovecot from logging to syslog

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 with the packaged Dovecot for imap and Roundcube for its web interface. Everything's working dandy except I can't get Dovecot to stop logging imap logins and imap logouts to ...
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installing mail server on an ubuntu server with existing web server [duplicate]

looking to install a mail server on a ubuntu server. I already have a web server running on it (apache/php/wordpress) But I am looking to also have a mail server. As I understand it I need to add MX ...
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fatal: no SASL authentication mechanisms - Postfix + Dovecot

I am trying to configure a simple email server that uses dovecot for the auth. I am inexperienced with the email procedures and I can't figure out what the problem is here: postfix/smtpd[26148]: ...
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Dovecot IMAP works only in localhost

I can connect to imap and to pop3 in local but remotly it's impossible. I've open ports in ufw but still not working. If I make an nmap remotly ports are closed: Host is up (0.040s latency). Not ...
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Postfix / Dovecot / MySQL / Ubuntu 16.04 - Receiving via IMAP, but not sending

I've reached the point where I think I've read every post/article on this and am stuck. I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general, but I've been trying to tackle one problem at a time. The ...
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Dovecot not starting

I've been trying to tackle this for a while now and I'm completely stumped. I believe I have all of my settings correct, however, when I try to run /etc/init.d/dovecot start command I get this message:...
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Create specific mail directory system user

I have to create a new system user with specific mail directory inside folder like /var/wwww/user/maildir I have tried chown command to assign mail directory to user but my mails are being bounced ...
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How to convert or import or integrate pst, dbx and mbox to a mail server?

I have a few mail archives in the Outlook .pst, Outlook Express .dbx, and Thunderbird mbox formats. I would like to consolidate them into a POP3/IMAP server like Dovecot. The goal is to consolidate ...
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Mail Server running well but incoming traffic kills my internet connection

I am running a Postfix - Dovecot - MySQL mail server on my personal Ubuntu dedicated server which I'm hosting it in my home. Everything is working amazing except the fact that I am getting loads of ...
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Dovecot Unable to locate package dovecot

Source.list file deb http://ubuntu.mirror.serverloft.de/ubuntu precise main restricted universe deb http://ubuntu.mirror.serverloft.de/ubuntu precise-updates main restricted universe deb http://...
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POSTFIX not honoring virtual mailboxes

We have a mail server running POSTFIX with virtual mailboxes. The server was working fine under Ubuntu 14.04. We upgraded it to 16.04 and now the server is rejecting all virtual mailbox email. The ...
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IMAP: Error: Permission deny missing +w perm?

I'm trying to create a local mail server with postfix, apache2, dovecot and squirrelmail. but i'm got this error when I login squirrelmail in browser. Please help me.
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Change Dovecot to allow IMAP folder names with '.' like "test.com"

I have problem in migrating email folders, because many use a '.' in the folder names. I found out that the current dovecot default for the hierarchy separator in Ubuntu is '.'. That makes it a ...
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(Ubuntu Server 16.04) Slow sending smtp with attachment

Hi! I have postfix + dovecot How to speed up the upload attachment file from smtp? Inbox mail very fast and send mail without attachment very fast. Send with attachment very slow :( Upload 20Mb = up ...
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How to give permissions in dovecot to receive mails?

I'm installed iredmail on new server. I'm able to send emails but I'm not able to receive mails. I've checked the logs and tried to change the permissions and the group permissions but nothing works. ...
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Trouble setting up mail server(postfix, dovecot) on ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

i have a server with ip adrress 192.168.11.xx and i have DNS server with ip address from isp 203.174.12.xx and i build a mail server with postfix and dovecote, with ip address 192.168.11.xx same with ...
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postfix , dovecot imap/pop3

I have a mail server, postfix and dovecot. I started both as a service: : ~ # /etc/init.d/postfix Start [Ok] Starting postfix (via systemctl): postfix.service. : ~ # /etc/init.d/dovecot Start [Ok] ...
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dovecot-core purge/reinstall error

Recently dovecot was shown to need updating. No problem... Except that it barks this error out: /usr/bin/ucfr: line 323: [: : integer expression expected and collapses on itself. So I think for a ...
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Dovecot error - not finding /var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb

I've been trying to set up a Ubuntu postfix/mysql/dovecot mail server and have run into an issue: from mail.log: Error: userdb lookup: connect(/var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb) failed: No such file ...
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Mail is not received

I have a configured a mail server in my system, After configuring I am facing a problem that I can send a mail but I can't view the mail sent from external or local. Test case : Sending mail to ...
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mail not sending or receiving ?

I configured a mail server on ubuntu 14.04 using postfix and dovecot. When I'm trying to send mail or receive mail then it's not working and GENERATING no error. mail log Jun 11 07:40:18 mail ...