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Old 07-22-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
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Qmail (Qmail-pop3d) pop login problem

I installed (as described here:

now, when i try to log in my pop server from telnet (ON port 110), i get this:

+OK <>
user punker
pass password
-ERR authorization failed

Connection to host lost.
and with outlook, i get this:

Any1 has any idea on how to fix this ?

My mailbox is created proprely for this user.

Please help me its been 2 days since im on that problem

thank you

ps. oh yeah. when i go in "/bin" , i dont see checkpassword, but i see checkpassword-pam. could that be the problem. i have the feeling that my problem is with checkpassword

Last edited by Punker51; 07-22-2004 at 01:31 PM.
Old 07-22-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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I don't think you want to use the one under /bin... you want to use the one here: /usr/local/qmail/bin/checkpassword. Or maybe that's what you meant? Maybe you got some patch errors when you ran step #16?
Old 07-22-2004, 02:52 PM   #3
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Sounds like the same problem I'm having. When I installed checkpassword (obtained from link on lifewithqmail site, and installed as per instructions on site where I downloaded checkpassword), there were several mentions of error name in main (or something like that) during the compile step and thereafter.

When I try to access Outlook from another machine, I get the password popup, but the correct username and password does not work.

This from the lifewithqmail site:

The standard checkpassword,, is a good choice if you don't need anything fancy.

is where I got the link to the checkpassword download and instructions. Does anyone know if there is a problem with that checkpassword file?




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