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Old 09-05-2008, 06:17 AM   #1
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squirrelmail Problem


Hello Guys,

My senior configured Squirrelmail in fedora. The problem is that when i configure a user mail account in Outlook express, getting error message "your password was rejected" while trying to receiving mails. but i can send mails. Please give a solution

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:21 PM   #2
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Need more information I'm afraid. Other than being a mail client, SquirrelMail has very little in common with Outlook Express.

OE is notorious for throwing error messages which bear little to no resemblance to what the problem is.

There are two components which need to be configured:

Dovecot: Provides IMAP and POP services.
Sendmail: Provides SMTP services.

You'll probably need to configure iptables to allow these kinds of traffic as well.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 05:49 AM   #3
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Hello Andrew,

I have already configured sendmail and dovecot..and it was working till last month... But now when i try to configure new squirrelmail user account in outlook express, i am getting "your password was rejected" error.. but i can login using http://servername/webmail with the same password that i had configured for that user...

Is any command is there to configure user mail password seperately...

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Old 09-09-2008, 05:53 AM   #4
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How are you adding the user account?
 
Old 09-09-2008, 06:25 AM   #5
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i am adding user using useradd command, and create password also... In outlook express i can send emails..no problem.. but when i am trying to receive mails, getting "your password was reject" error....

pls help

Is any method to add a squirrel mail user seperately other than Linux Account...

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Old 09-09-2008, 06:33 AM   #6
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How is your imap server set up in squirrelmail? It sounds like Outlook can't find your imap server.

You need be give more information rather than less if you want help
 
Old 09-09-2008, 06:49 AM   #7
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imap and pop3 protocols are enabled in /etc/dovecot file..and i have selected pop3 protocol while configuring outlook express...

i can able to send and receive mails while login using http://servername/webmail. but the problem is happened in outlook express configuration.

please tell me is any other configuration should be made for enable imap.. i am a newone in linux O.S. i will give the information if u need..

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Old 09-09-2008, 07:04 AM   #8
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Need more information to help you further. Posting your /etc/dovecot.conf may shed some light.

Do any of the outlook clients work, or is it just this one with this user account?
 
Old 09-09-2008, 07:25 AM   #9
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previously configured user accounts are working fine..the problem is for newly created user accounts... and also if i changed the previously created user account password then the problem will come.... and also i am not able to reconfgiure the old user mail account in to a another system, problem arrives...



I am sending the top some lines in the dovecot file





## Dovecot configuration file

# If you're in a hurry, see http://wiki.dovecot.org/QuickConfiguration

# '#' character and everything after it is treated as comments. Extra spaces
# and tabs are ignored. If you want to use either of these explicitly, put the
# value inside quotes, eg.: key = "# char and trailing whitespace "

# Default values are shown for each setting, it's not required to uncomment
# any of the lines.

# Base directory where to store runtime data.
#base_dir = /var/run/dovecot/

# Protocols we want to be serving: imap imaps pop3 pop3s
protocols = imap pop3

# IP or host address where to listen in for connections. It's not currently
# possible to specify multiple addresses. "*" listens in all IPv4 interfaces.
# "[::]" listens in all IPv6 interfaces, but may also listen in all IPv4
# interfaces depending on the operating system.
#
# If you want to specify ports for each service, you will need to configure
# these settings inside the protocol imap/pop3 { ... } section, so you can
# specify different ports for IMAP/POP3. For example:
# protocol imap {
# listen = *:10143
# ssl_listen = *:10943
# ..
# }
# protocol pop3 {
# listen = *:10100
# ..
# }
#listen = [::]
listen = *

# Disable LOGIN command and all other plaintext authentications unless
# SSL/TLS is used (LOGINDISABLED capability). Note that if the remote IP
# matches the local IP (ie. you're connecting from the same computer), the
# connection is considered secure and plaintext authentication is allowed.
#disable_plaintext_auth = no

# Should all IMAP and POP3 processes be killed when Dovecot master process
# shuts down. Setting this to "no" means that Dovecot can be upgraded without
# forcing existing client connections to close (although that could also be
# a problem if the upgrade is eg. because of a security fix). This however
# means that after master process has died, the client processes can't write
# to log files anymore.
#shutdown_clients = yes

##
## Logging
##

# Use this logfile instead of syslog(). /dev/stderr can be used if you want to
# use stderr for logging (ONLY /dev/stderr - otherwise it is closed).
#log_path =

# For informational messages, use this logfile instead of the default
#info_log_path =

# Prefix for each line written to log file. % codes are in strftime(3)
# format.
#log_timestamp = "%b %d %H:%M:%S "

# Syslog facility to use if you're logging to syslog. Usually if you don't
# want to use "mail", you'll use local0..local7. Also other standard
# facilities are supported.
#syslog_facility = mail

##
## SSL settings
##

# IP or host address where to listen in for SSL connections. Defaults
# to above if not specified.
ssl_listen = *

# Disable SSL/TLS support.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 07:27 AM   #10
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Dumb question, but does your firewall let imap through (port 143). Squirrelmail runs on localhost I guess, but Outlook doesn't
 
Old 09-09-2008, 07:35 AM   #11
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I don't think it's that, Billy - he says that other Outlook clients connect fine.

Being unable to change passwords on old user accounts may shed a little light though.

Is there more than one server in the estate?
 
Old 09-09-2008, 07:41 AM   #12
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He doesn't specifically say that in fact.

The key is probably in your log files though. What does /var/log/maillog tell you just after you try to connect from Outlook.

What are the exact account settings you put in Outlook for a new account?

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Old 09-09-2008, 07:48 AM   #13
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No other server is here with same ipaddress......


The problem is only for newly created mail user accounts... but the newly created user can login with password using http://servername/webmail... but if i configure this newly user with same password in outlook express "password rejected" error comes while receiving mails, but i can send mails no problem.
 
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Accidental double post
 
Old 09-09-2008, 07:54 AM   #15
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What are the exact account settings you put in Outlook for a new account?
Please respond to questions - it gets really boring having to ask repeatedly

What's in /var/log/maillog
 
  


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