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Old 07-30-2012, 01:50 AM   #1
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Sos sos


Help me set up an email server...

I'm screwed
 
Old 07-30-2012, 01:55 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions,

First of all, you'll need to tell us what's wrong. A good starting point would be to use a descriptive title instead of 'sos sos', which doesn't draw any attention to it but tends to have a reverse effect. So, let us know what you've set up, how you configured it, any guide you might have used and most important where it's failing (commands, errors, logs, ...)

Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 07-30-2012, 02:04 AM   #3
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Setup dovecot email server

Apology for the unusual title(SOS).

I've setup an email server using dovecot. Have created virtual users as well and authentications goes well.

Now I tried sending emails to the virtual users via my gmail account, but cant find it in the virtual account.

My firewall is turned off. Centos 5, x86_64, sendmail, dovecot
 
Old 07-30-2012, 02:28 AM   #4
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Dovecot server

Help me setup an email server
 
Old 07-30-2012, 02:33 AM   #5
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Please refer to standard documentation in the first instance and ask *SPECIFIC* questions here as and when you have them.

A please or thank you wouldn't have gone amiss either.
 
Old 07-30-2012, 05:57 AM   #6
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I've installed dovecot 1.0.7 on my centos machine through the following command:
yum install dovecot

I made the necessary configurations so as to get it working and created virtual users of the kind user@domain.com. All working fine for me in terms of authentication. However, the user is unable to receive emails i sent from my gmail account.

Could somebody please guide me through PLEASE?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-30-2012, 06:06 AM   #7
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dovecot would have nothing at all to do with sending emails from another account. Dovecot is an IMAP/POP3 server, you sound like you're expecting the behaviour of an SMTP server such as Postfix
 
Old 07-30-2012, 06:31 AM   #8
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Thanks for the prompt reply.
I am unable to receive emails into the inbox for the virtual users I created with dovecot, even though I am able to authenticate the user.
 
Old 07-30-2012, 06:51 AM   #9
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right, so did you actually READ my reply?
 
Old 07-30-2012, 08:54 AM   #10
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It's possible that the OP means that he logs into gmail (with thunderbird or gmail via web browser or whatever) and then sends an email to his virtual user who never recieves it.

check '/var/log/maillog'
 
Old 07-30-2012, 01:44 PM   #11
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Newbie to CentOS

You should not be posting about the same issue in multiple areas. You might want to close one down before the admins have to.


So, what are you looking for here? Pointer to a "how-to" document, troubleshooting tips or suggestions, or something else?

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Old 07-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #12
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dupe of http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...er-4175419303/
 
Old 07-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #13
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the
most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep
the discussion in one place. Your two threads were merged, please refrain from
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:02 AM   #14
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Hi,

Apologies for posting at multiple places.

I did check '/var/log/maillog', however there are no signs of mail delivery to the virtual users. I ma following this guide to configure sendmail+dovecot:
http://wiki.dovecot.org/LDA/Sendmail

But still can fetch a test email sent to the virtual user (user@domain.com)

Thanks in advance.
 
  


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