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Old 04-13-2006, 08:12 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: fc4
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dovecot can't login to download email via thunderbird

hi all

i've set up postfix and dovecot on fc4

but i'm having issues downloading the email from the server using my email client (thunderbird)

i've got all the regular settings
port 110

the postfix and dovecot services are running

i can send email, from the server

when i enter my password to download email, it always says authentication failed

tcp and udp port 110 are set allowed through my firewall (iptables)

i created the user in webmin virtualmin, and the email is definitely in the users inbox, just can't download it

the password is definitely correct

default pam authentication is on

i don't have selinux on

i've got mysql, apache, ftp all working

any ideas
Old 04-14-2006, 01:17 AM   #2
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Location: Townsville, Australia
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how about your logs have you looked in your dovecot log files? you might have to turn on logging on the dovecot.conf as well. how about posting your dovecot.conf file up here, have you tried installing a webamil client even if it's just for testing purposed ( i see your using Fedora)

yum install squirrelmail - installing squirrelmail

rpm -qa | grep squirrelmail - uninstalling squirrelmail part 1

rpm -e (whatever came out of the above commnad) - uninstalling squirrelmail part 2
Old 04-14-2006, 02:54 AM   #3
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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

mbox_locks = fcntl

auth = default

auth_mechanisms = plain

auth_userdb = passwd

auth_passdb = pam

everything else is commented out i think

ok, i've added a log file, but i'm not home atm, so i won't be able to try to login to see what it says

hmm... i'll give squirrelmail a try as well i guess

hopefully i'll have something else to add later
Old 04-14-2006, 08:41 AM   #4
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ok, i tried squirrelmail, as well as thunderbird, but still having issues
this is the dovecot log file

dovecot: Apr 14 23:34:35 Info: Dovecot starting up
pop3-login: Apr 14 23:34:52 Info: Disconnected [::ffff:###.##.###.###]
imap-login: Apr 14 23:35:09 Info: Aborted login [::ffff:]

is there anything else i can try, i also tried changing the login executable, but that had no affect?

and i uncommented the line
user = dovecot


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