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Inferno.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Mail server - Adduser Reply with quote

Hello, i wanted to know how can i create an imap server with this software so i can store emails inside this server. How should i add an user in order to use an account? I tried with adduser from the shell and with webmin but i'm getting an error with thunderbird saying "The login information is incorrect"..

If anyone here have a link with documentation about this?

Regards, Christian.
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gerasimos_h
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello...
The reason that imap (dovecot) can't see your user is that looks in ldap database for authentication.
You can see that topic

just replace your dovecot.conf and main.cf with those:
/etc/dovecot.conf
Code:
mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
log_path = /var/log/dovecot.log
info_log_path = /var/log/dovecot-info.log
protocols = imap pop3 imaps
listen = [::]
ssl_disable = no
disable_plaintext_auth = no
login_user = dovecot
#valid_chroot_dirs = /var/vmail
#default_mail_env = maildir:/var/vmail/%u
mail_log_prefix = "%Us(%u):%i:%h "
first_valid_uid = 100
last_valid_uid = 5002
first_valid_gid = 100
last_valid_gid = 5002
pop3_uidl_format = %v.%u
protocol imap {
}

protocol pop3 {
}
protocol lda {
postmaster_address = postmaster@sms.org
}
auth_verbose = yes
auth_debug = yes
auth default {
  mechanisms = plain

  userdb passwd {
  }
  passdb shadow {
  }
user = root
}
dict {
}
plugin {
}

ssl_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem
ssl_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.pem


/etc/postfix/main.cf
Code:
alias_database = hash:/etc/mail/aliases
alias_maps = hash:/etc/mail/aliases, nis:mail.aliases
broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
command_directory = /usr/sbin/
config_directory = /etc/postfix
daemon_directory = /usr/libexec/postfix
debug_peer_level = 2
header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/header_checks
home_mailbox = Maildir/
local_recipient_maps = $alias_maps unix:passwd.byname $virtual_mailbox_maps
mail_owner = postfix
mail_spool_directory = /var/spool/mail
mailq_path = /usr/sbin/mailq
manpage_directory = /usr/man
milter_default_action = accept
mydestination = $mydomain, localhost.$mydomain, $myhostname
mydomain = org
myhostname = sms.org
newaliases_path = /usr/sbin/newaliases
queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix
sample_directory = /etc/postfix/sample
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail
setgid_group = postdrop
smtp_use_tls = yes
smtpd_milters = unix:/var/run/clamav-milter/milter.sock
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, permit_sasl_authenticated, defer
smtpd_reject_unlisted_recipient = no
smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtpd_sasl_local_domain =
smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem
smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem
smtpd_use_tls = yes
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550
virtual_alias_maps = $alias_maps, hash:/etc/postfix/virtual


and final do
sed -e "s,/usr/sbin/saslauthd -a ldap,/usr/sbin/saslauthd -a shadow,g" -i /etc/rc.d/rc.saslauthd
/etc/rc.d/rc.saslauthd restart
/etc/rc.d/rc.dovecot restart
postfix reload


That should be enough. The above configuration is set for Maildir format, if you want the classic mailbox format replace in dovecot.conf
mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
with
mail_location = mbox:/var/mail/%u/:INBOX=/var/mail/%u
and in main.cf
home_mailbox = Maildir/
with
home_mailbox = Mailbox

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