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1)Mail aliases not working. The corresponding entry in main.cf is
alias_database = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
2)I can check my mail by logging on to the server locally and using "mutt", but the mails cannot be retreived to any other machines using email clients. I am using outlook express and get the error
There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your User Name was rejected. Account: 'Bimal', Server: 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR Unknown AUTHORIZATION state command', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC91
At the same time the maillog in the server says
Feb 28 18:09:21 XXXXXX ipop3d: Unexpected client disconnect, while reading line user=??? host= xxxxxxxx [abc.def.ghi.jkl]
Can any one help me resolving these issues . . . . .
Dovecot is an imap/pop3 server - it interfaces between mail clients (like Outlook) and the mail on the server.
In the case of Maildir format, each message is a file stored in a directory structure. Mbox keeps each user's mail in one file. Something needs to sit over these and deal with the mail clients and this is what Dovecot and similar servers do.
If Dovecot wasn't installed by default, it will certainly install with "yum install dovecot" as it's the standard server for Fedora.
I doubt you will need to configure it at all for a basic setup. Make sure it's installed, start it with "service dovecot start" and set it to start on boot with "chkconfig dovecot on".
You may need saslauth as well for authenticating users. Same process as above - no config needed. I think you only need it for smtp authentication - try without first.
Last edited by billymayday; 02-29-2008 at 12:56 AM.
I installed dovecot and I got thru that errors. Now I dont get any errors. Thank you so much for the support. But some other prob has crept into.
I will explain the confuguration.
Now I have two mail servers out of which one is old and the other one new. What I have done is mapped the mail directory(/var/mail) and home directory (/home) of the first server to that of second server using NFS. But now NFS is acting very slow and hence the dovecot and other programs accessing the mail dirs are under panic.
I would like to tuneup NFS according to the need of mail programs. Can I know the block size to access mailboxes, so that I can specify the block size in the export share.