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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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How to configure postfix/s-nail to send emails via port 587?

I just configured a home postfix server using dovecot sasl for authentication. S-nail is mua. I can receive email fine and email within local network but sending does not work. After checking the ...
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How do i get my dovecot server running?

i have been trying forever to get a dovecot server running. it starts running, no issues, ports open, no firewall, but telnet wont connect. lsof returns dovecot on 143 and 993 but telnet returns ...
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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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Strange error dovecot

I try to move mail from one user to another: sudo doveadm move -u touser INBOX user fromuser mailbox INBOX ALL In finally I get an error: doveadm(touser): Fatal: setresgid(1005(fromuser),1005(...
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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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Upgrade to 19.04 failed due to Dovecot

Pop Message does not offer any additional information. No document mention the requirement to update Dovecot nor verification of proper release. Is anyone else experiencing the same? Any suggestions ...
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Mail service is not functioning Ubuntu Server 16.04

Ubuntu Server 16.04. I have installed Postfix and Dovecot. Postfix displays the following messages at start: root@centc:/home/ccr# postfix start postfix: Postfix is running with backwards-compatible ...
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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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Cannot open mailbox /var/mail/fmaster: Permission denied

I installed postfix and mailutils, to check it I used: sudo useradd -m -s /bin/bash fmaster sudo passwd fmaster And this: su - fmaster For checking email I used: mail I got this error message: ...
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Unable to install dovecot-lmtpd on Ubuntu 18.04 server

sudo apt-get install dovecot-lmtpd The following packages have unmet dependencies: dovecot-lmtpd : Depends: dovecot-core (= 1:2.2.33.2-1ubuntu4) but 1:2.2.33.2-1ubuntu4.1 is to be installed E: ...
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Postfix/Dovecot/Sasl authentication issues with SMTP

I have been trying to get my mail server to work for the last few days. I have postfix/dovecot/sasl on ubuntu 16.04 configured with virtual domains and user. The SSL certificate comes from letsencrypt ...
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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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Login failed for root from 190.20.86.0. AUTHENTICATION PLAIN: * BYE. Internal error ocurred, refer to server log for more information

Introduction I have been dealing for over 12 hours looking with an issue with my Roundcube installation in my VPS, Ubuntu 16.04. The IMAP server (dovecot) and SMTP server are working and can telnet ...
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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 an 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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On Ubuntu 16.04 I'd like to set up a LAN mail server to exchange emails with Android phones

Technically it should be possible. Note to start I'm not after an Internet interface just a pure local system. I'm under the impression that Postfix / Dovecot will do it but I'd like to be able to ...
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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 or ...
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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 ...
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“antispam plugin not configured” [closed]

I'm trying to get the dovecot-antispam plugin working on a 15.10 server (I can't dist-upgrade, it's on a vps) and I'm getting the error message of anti spam plugin not configured when trying to move ...
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Problem with PAM authorization in Dovecot

I've been using postfix with sasl and dovecot for many years. Three days ago, authorization for dovecot via PAM stopped working which means no IMAP or POP3. SASL was working as I could tunnel in with ...
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Not able to send/receive emails outside my Domain from recently configured email-server

Email-server setup is not working on Ubuntu 16,postfix,dovecot. below are the config/facts Registered a domain say atul.com ISP is comcast who blocks port 25 Created A record @ -- 1.2.3.4 No CNAME ...
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Virtual user mail server setup

I have tried multiple times to setup a mail server that uses a mysql backend on ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I have used this guide: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-a-mail-...
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Doveconf -n not empty after fresh install - how to update the default, if possible?

After a fresh install of dovecot in Ubuntu 15.10, which was done after having purged the old conf, I still have a non empty doveconf -n output, but the man says that it should only output what is ...
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Setup Postfix/dovecot/maysql - receiving mail in Maildir but not in client inbox

I'm not an expert in mail server configuration I successfully setup the server to send mail but i cant find the solution for receiving my emails in the client inbox but i can in my Maildir. response ...
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Cannot open mailbox /var/mail/<user>: Permission denied

Why can't I read mail with the mail command? (There's almost certainly a problem with the mail-stack-delivery configuration, either postfix or dovecot, or both, but I should still be able to at ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS server / dovecot / postfix / size attachment

I installed/configured at my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server the mailserver with Postfix and Dovecot. I tried via Roundcube-webmail to send an email with an attachment (size 12mb). But when I click at the ...