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Old 09-27-2011, 02:19 AM   #1
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squirrelmail error - ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server.


I have installed a Squirrel mail server on my machine and it seems to be working fine when I login through user1 or any other user which I create but when I try to login the server through root

it returns with
ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server.

I am not able to understand this error.
 
Old 09-27-2011, 02:34 AM   #2
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Hi,

you didn't say what imap server you're using, but in general, the root user cannot login to an imap server for security reasons

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Old 09-27-2011, 03:03 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

Well, I am using dovecot for IMAP and POP3

Is there anything I can do for root login?
 
Old 09-27-2011, 03:15 AM   #4
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No, there is nothing you can do, except recompiling dovecot.
Quoting from dovecot config wiki:
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first_valid_uid = 500
Valid UID range for users, defaults to 500 and above. This is mostly to make sure that users can't log in as daemons or other system users. Note that denying root logins is hardcoded to dovecot binary and can't be done even if first_valid_uid is set to 0.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:57 AM   #5
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can you do
Code:
$ telnet 127.0.0.1 143
And show here the result.
 
Old 09-27-2011, 04:06 AM   #6
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This is what i get when I telnet 127.0.0.1 143



Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1).
Escape character is '^]'.
* OK Dovecot ready.
 
  


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