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Old 04-03-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
buzznick
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Problem setting up Dovecot for POP3


I'm trying to set up dovecot to serve POP3 mail on my Core 3 box. Everything looks fine except when I try to use my mail client on an external box I get the following error (where '<myserver>' is my server name):

The POP server <myserver> rejected the password for user nick@<myserver>
Please re-enter your password, or cancel.

I have left the dovecot.conf file with all the default settings.

The settings in my mail program are:

Port: 110
Authentication: password


The user name and password entered are definitely correct and are the same as I use to log in to the FC3 server itself.

In /var/log/mailog I get this:

Apr 3 12:39:46 <localhost> dovecot-auth: PAM: pam_authenticate(nick@<myserver>) failed: Authentication failure
Apr 3 12:39:46 <localhost> pop3-login: Aborted login [<serverIPaddr>]


Does anyone have any idea what's going on? I've been on dovecot's web site but can't find anything useful.

Thanks in advance...
Nick
 
Old 04-03-2005, 01:17 PM   #2
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Hi!

You should check the dovetcot.conf file for the authentication method and the database used for it...I use authenthication plain and passwd and it works fine.

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Old 04-03-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
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Hi tokehs,

Yes, here's what I have:

auth_mechanisms = plain
auth_userdb = passwd

I don't know why it doesn't work. Perhaps I need to change some kind of permissions somewhere?

Nick
 
Old 04-04-2005, 12:56 AM   #4
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ok, then it might be quite simple... in the client's settings please check if authentication is used under smtp... if so then turn it off and let's hope...

regards tokehs
 
Old 04-05-2005, 06:14 PM   #5
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Hi, actually I've tried every possible combination. The only one that even comes close is the basic "password" option because that at least asks for a password. Don't forget, I'm trying to retrieve mail through POP3 or IMAP, the SMTP is working brilliantly. :-(
 
Old 11-04-2005, 10:06 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by tokehs
ok, then it might be quite simple... in the client's settings please check if authentication is used under smtp... if so then turn it off and let's hope...

regards tokehs
That's gotta be the dumbest suggestion I have ever seen. How would his outgoing mail authentication settings have anything to do with the server's pop authentication not working?
 
  


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