Dovecot: no inbox for user error
I've setup sendmail and can send and receive mail internally and externally.
But Dovecot just returns the error message: no inbox for user.
It's a remote server to me, so I'm mostly using Webmin, but with Putty where command line needed.
I've tried telnetting in and this is what happens:
+OK dovecot ready
-ERR Unknown command.
+OK Logged in.
-ERR No INBOX for user.
No idea why the first USER command is rejected.
There are user mail files under /var/spool/mail
and under /var/mail but... the 'mail' in /var seems to be a pointer or a path. Is that right?
Sorry for my ignorance of Linux, just starting.
The config file looks like this, with all the commented bits removed...
protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s
imap_listen = [::]
pop3_listen = [::]
imaps_listen = [::]
pop3s_listen = [::]
ssl_cert_file = /etc/pki/dovecot/dovecot.pem
ssl_key_file = /etc/pki/dovecot/private/dovecot.pem
login_dir = /var/run/dovecot-login
login_chroot = yes
login = imap
login_user = dovecot
login = pop3
mbox_locks = fcntl
auth = default
auth_mechanisms = plain
auth_userdb = passwd
auth_passdb = pam
auth_user = root
Sure it must be something very silly that I've done.
Thanks for help in advance.