[Dovecot] Why is dovecot involved in my smtp process

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Thu Feb 23 18:36:07 EET 2012

On 2/23/2012 11:23 AM, Peter A. Giessel wrote:
>> I've been trying to get smtp auth set up for days. All my sendmail and sasl2 stuff seems to be proper, but the user can't use the system on port 587, which is where I require authorization.
> My guess is that your sasl2 configuration is configured to use your imap server to authenticate users. Check your sasl2 software's documentation.

You're correct. This server is our smtp, imap, and pop server. All 
authentication is done there, supposedly through PAM, but dovecot seems 
to interfere with sendmail's smtp auth processes and overrides what 
typically was done in a non-interferred way with sasl.


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