[Dovecot] Cannot connect to dovecot imap server -- nothing in log

Bill Cole dovecot-20061108 at billmail.scconsult.com
Fri Apr 18 06:10:49 EEST 2008

At 5:35 PM -0700 4/17/08, David Benfell  imposed structure on a 
stream of electrons, yielding:
>Hello all,
>I'm trying to connect to a dovecot server I've just installed, using 
>evolution.  And I'm not having any success:
>starshine# tail -f /var/log/dovecot.log
>dovecot: 2008-04-16 20:11:37 Info: Dovecot v1.0.10 starting up
>dovecot: 2008-04-17 16:40:30 Warning: Killed with signal 15
>dovecot: 2008-04-17 16:40:30 Info: Dovecot v1.0.10 starting up
>starshine# man dovecot
>starshine# dovecot -n
># 1.0.10: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
>log_path: /var/log/dovecot.log
>log_timestamp: %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S
>protocols: none

That tells Dovecot not to be an IMAP or POP server at all, but only 
an auth facility.

See http://wiki.dovecot.org/MainConfig

Bill Cole
bill at scconsult.com

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