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Old 05-21-2002, 10:56 AM   #1
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qmail pop not finding my maildir...

Ive set up qmail so that it recieves mail ok, and i can see the mails Ive sent turning up in the correct Maildir.

I then try and telnet <ip> 110

[root@www root]# telnet 110
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK <1984.1021913553@mail.mydomain/bin/checkpassword>
user test
pass test
-ERR this user has no $HOME/Maildir
Connection closed by foreign host.

can anyone point me to where i should be looking to resolve this?

Ive followed life with qmail and another well written doc but between the two i think ive cocked it up.
Old 05-21-2002, 01:25 PM   #2
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Where are your maildirs, anyway? As far as I can tell from the error message, the POP3 daemon expects them to be in "~/Maildir". If they are somewhere in /var/mail/<username>/Maildir, then you need to configure your POP3 daemon accordingly.

P.S. I am not very experienced with qmail... This is just an educated guess...
Old 05-21-2002, 06:12 PM   #3
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the only one i have set up is

this is from following either "Life with Qmail" instructions or instructions...


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