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Fred Krogh

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Location: Tujunga, CA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:21 pm    Post subject: dovecot/password problem? Reply with quote

I have a pop3 mail server using postfix and dovecot. As the user on the same machine as the mail server I can send and receive email with no problem. That used to be the case for other users on my network when my machine was being used as a router. I now have a wireless router hooked to the internet, with my machine and others connected through that router. Now other machines can send mail successfully, but can not fetchh mail. All are using thunderbird. Using wireshark I can see the request on port 110 coming in, but no successful response to that request. When fetching mail from my machine, gets involved, so that may explain why all works for me. The problem may be with the account configuration for Thunderbird, but it seems to me more likely to be something in the configuration for dovecot. If the dovecot -n, output does not suggest anything, perhaps someone could suggest some other output that may help. Note that in the past and on my current machine, I have used plain text authentication. Thanks,
# 2.2.15: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux 3.18.0-gentoo x86_64 Gentoo Base System release 2.2
disable_plaintext_auth = no
info_log_path = /dev/null
listen = *
mail_access_groups = mail
mail_location = mbox: ~/mail:INBOX=/var/spool/mail/%n
mail_privileged_group = mail
passdb {
  args = *
  driver = pam
plugin {
  mail_log_events = mailbox_delete mailbox_rename
protocols = pop3
service auth {
  user = dovecot
service pop3-login {
  executable = /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3-login
service pop3 {
  executable = /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3
ssl_cert = </etc/ssl/dovecot/server.pem
ssl_key = </etc/ssl/dovecot/server.key
userdb {
  driver = passwd
protocol pop3 {
  pop3_uidl_format = %08Xu%08Xv
protocol lda {
  postmaster_address =
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