[Dovecot] imap disconnects on my account only

Chris Wakelin c.d.wakelin at reading.ac.uk
Sat May 28 00:02:20 EEST 2005

Just a guess, but have you changed your /etc/groups (or equivalent) file 
today? I'm not a Fedora expert (or dovecot-0.99), though. I think it's 
more likely to be a change in the user/group databases than a change in 

Best Wishes,

Mitch Pirtle wrote:
> Talk about personal problems!
> I am using dovecot-0.99.13-4.FC2, and everything has been going fine
> for months. Earlier this afternoon, Thunderbird's status pane would
> say 'Sending authenticate login information...' and I would no longer
> receive email.
> When I checked with others, they were fine and dandy.
> I tried kmail, evolution, and even tried webmail. All had connection errors.
> Checking the logs I can see the following:
> May 27 14:07:58 mongo imap-login: Login: mitchy []
> May 27 14:07:58 mongo imap(mitchy): getgroups() failed: Invalid argument
> May 27 14:07:58 mongo dovecot: child 3264 (imap) returned error 89
> I can see new messages in $Maildir, so it is all about authentication,
> which I am completely clueless about as it has been working for as
> long as I have had this server.
> What steps can I take to debug the situation?
> -- Mitch

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