[Dovecot] Unable to access the mailbox or folders !!

nasir nasir kollathodi at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 16 11:16:59 EEST 2003

     Thanx a lot for your reply. But my log file(its
/var/log/dovecot) doesnt have any information other
than the following line for example,
imap-login: Sep 16 10:31:50 Info: Login: usr1
After this when I give select command or anything like
that, its not logged(I dont know also, how to enable
maximum debug information, I checked the docs and all)
Again, let me tell you that I suspect there is
something wrong with the mail environment setting. its
as follows

default_mail_env = maildir:/var/spool/mail/%u/Maildir

and when i give some nonexisting location ( eg;
/var/blah/blah) also, I get the SAME ERROR.

Here is a sample telnet session

Connected to localhost.localdomain (
Escape character is '^]'.
* OK dovecot ready.
a01 login usr1 XXXXXXXXX
a01 OK Logged in.
a02 select inbox
a02 NO

Please tell me if you would like to have any other
Thanx again and regards,

--- Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 01:35, nasir nasir wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >         I have installed dovecot on redhat linux
> with
> > ldap backend. I can login using ldap account in to
> my
> > webmail (squirrelmail) .But when I login to the
> > webmail , I cant see any inbox or anything . Just
> some
> > error messages like this ,
> Check the log file. /var/log/mail.log usually. It
> should give more
> specific error message on what happened.
> > I tried to telnet to port 143. Its also similar
> case.
> > It allows me to login but when I give "select"
> command
> > , it gives error(in fact, "NO" and nothing else). 
> "x select inbox" too?

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