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Old 02-27-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Cyrus-IMAP saslpasswd authentification problem

I am trying to setup a mail server on a OpenSuse 10.3 machine. Everything goes ok with Postfix, but not with Cyrus-IMAP.
I am following the HOWTO and doing everthing like it says there. However when reaching:
/usr/local/sbin/saslpasswd cyrus - I have a problem. This Suse distro doesnt have saslpasswd nor did I manage to get it from the packeges repository. Anyway I found with locate saslpasswd2 on my system. I am using that and:
saslpasswd2 cyrus
Again (for verification):
Ok then. Now the next step is to:
# su cyrus
$ imtest -m login -p imap localhost
This is where I am stuck. I cant login using the passwd I just setup with saslpasswd2.
I guess it might be because it's not saslpasswd (1) and saslpasswd2.

Can anyone help me plzzzz :>
I am trying this for over 2 days and googled a tone but couldnt find an answer. Maybe someone had this problem and can help me.

Thank you in advance,
Old 03-06-2008, 01:38 AM   #2
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you cannot login with the cyrus account as a regular email account. The cyrus account is only for administration of the cyrus imap server. You need to create a user account to log into that user's email inbox. For example create a user called test1 with the saslpasswd2 command then log into imap with that account.


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