passwd mismatch

Mike Ponto ifrpilot541 at
Wed May 18 22:07:06 UTC 2016

I have been trying to follow the "instructions" at 
"" and they seem to be pretty 
good.  everything works until I get to the part were I test the dovecot 
installation and it keeps failing.
I get an AUTH fail error at the "telnet localhost 110" login commands

I am trying to setup 3 domains:
I have 4 users entered in the /etc/dovecot/users file
I followed the instructions for creating an encrypted password but don't 
think it is correct and I don't have the knowledge to say why.  Just 
doesn't feel right.

I admit I am over my head and the learning curve just got exponential - 
any help at all would be really appreciated.

QEMU/KVM vitrual install
Centos 7.01
basic install
4096 G Ram
4 proc
120 G HD

unit is behind an IPCop firewall with port forwarding.
internal IP
external IP on request

have username in /etc/dovecot/users as such:
mynamehere at

Turned on debuggin and log file shows:
May 18 16:45:02 auth: Debug: auth client connected (pid=5639)
May 18 16:45:16 auth: Debug: client in: AUTH    1    PLAIN 
service=pop3    secured session=2pP4xSQzzgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB        
lip=::1 rip=::1 lport=110    rport=33742     $
May 18 16:45:16 auth: Debug: 
passwd-file(mynamehere at,::1,<2pP4xSQzzgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB>): 
lookup: user=mynamehere at file=/etc/dovecot/users
May 18 16:45:16 auth: Info: 
passwd-file(mynamehere at,::1,<2pP4xSQzzgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB>): 
Password mismatch
May 18 16:45:18 auth: Debug: client passdb out: FAIL    1 
user=mynameherel at
May 18 16:45:20 pop3-login: Info: Aborted login (auth failed, 1 attempts 
in 4 secs): user=<mynamehere at>, method=PLAIN, rip=::1, 
lip=::1, secured, session=<2pP4xSQzzgAAAAAA$

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