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Old 11-28-2009, 06:51 AM   #1
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Postfix Dovecot - Cannot receive emails remotely or locally

I have setup postfix and dovecot on a VPS running Fedora.

I have setup my MX records to point to my server.

I can send mail to other accounts but never receive any (Even if I send using the mail CLI command).

# 1.1.20: /etc/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux 2.6.18-128.2.1.el5.028stab064.8ent i686 Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
login_executable(default): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_executable(imap): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_executable(pop3): /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3-login
mail_location: maildir:~/Maildir
mail_executable(default): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(imap): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(pop3): /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3
mail_plugin_dir(default): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap
mail_plugin_dir(imap): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap
mail_plugin_dir(pop3): /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3
auth default:
mechanisms: plain login
driver: pam
driver: passwd
type: listen
path: /var/spool/postfix/private/auth
mode: 432
user: postfix
group: postfix
queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix
command_directory = /usr/sbin
daemon_directory = /usr/libexec/postfix
data_directory = /var/lib/postfix
mail_owner = postfix
mydomain =
masquerade_domains = $mydomain
inet_interfaces = all
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, localhost
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_sasl_authenticated,permit_mynetworks,reject _unauth_destination
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases

debug_peer_level = 2
debugger_command =
ddd $daemon_directory/$process_name $process_id & sleep 5
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix
newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases.postfix
mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq.postfix
setgid_group = postdrop
html_directory = no
manpage_directory = /usr/share/man
sample_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.5.6/samples
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.5.6/README_FILES
inet_protocols = all
append_at_myorigin = no
virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
virtual_alias_domains =
Old 11-28-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Fedora 10
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I found on problem in my configuration. It was actually that Dovecot was missconfigured for SquirrelMail.

I had to set the mail_location to

mail_location = mbox:~/Maildir/:INBOX=/var/mail/%u

There are emails in my mail box...which means at sometime I must have had a correct configuration grrrrr. I am getting "Delivery status Notifications" when I send mail to my accounts now.


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