View Full Version : $20 to whoever can answer this - Dovecot

25th January 2006, 01:35 AM
ok so I used yum to uninstall dovecot and squirrelmail then reinstalled them I haven't touched the configs but when I try to log in with Squirrelmail I get this error.

ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server.

I don't know if it is dovecot or squirrelmail but I started dovecot so it shold be working.


EDIT: sorry I was kidding about the $20

25th January 2006, 01:59 AM
well with out configuring the config files for your pc i can see why your getting that error

25th January 2006, 02:01 AM
can you point me in the direction to where I can find a tutorial on it I have searched everywhere and can't find anything. and I installed it with yum so I dunno if that configures anyhting


25th January 2006, 02:08 AM
here ya be

happy reading This is heavy duty stuff hence the reason why I never got into a webmail set up

25th January 2006, 02:12 AM
I need dovecot not postfix

25th January 2006, 02:26 AM
ok so I used yum to uninstall dovecot and squirrelmail then reinstalled them I haven't touched the config
Do you still have the output from yum? Look for warnings that existing files are being replaced. It should have saved them with a .rpmsave appended to the filename. (you could just do a search for *.rpmsave)


25th January 2006, 02:31 AM
they wern't config before I uninstalled them I just messed them up trying to config them that I had to reinstall them.


25th January 2006, 02:45 AM
try this:

25th January 2006, 02:53 AM

26th January 2006, 08:28 AM
the default setting for squirrelmail is to not use doevecot. You need to make sure that you tell squirrelmail to user "other" for the imap server if dovecot is what you use.

18th March 2006, 12:45 AM
Try this... you have to make sure that you let dovecot know where to find your mail...

Mail Location
You need to tell Dovecot where your mails are stored. Dovecot attempts to do some automatic detection by default, but usually it's better to specifically tell it just to be sure users don't mess things up.

With maildir you probably want this:

default_mail_env = maildir:~/Maildir
With mbox you probably want this:

default_mail_env = mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u
The above specifies that INBOX exists in /var/mail/<username> file and the rest of the folders under ~/mail.

See VirtualUsers for more information about this.