[Dovecot] dovecont.conf and "Evolution Mail" configuration

Brian G. Peterson brian at braverock.com
Fri Nov 24 18:31:01 UTC 2006

On Friday 24 November 2006 12:20, maria.freixes_graells at alcatel.es wrote:
> root at sewebt home]# telnet localhost 110
> Trying
> Connected to localhost.localdomain (
> Escape character is '^]'.
> +OK Dovecot ready.
> user pepe
> +OK
> pass pepe06
> -ERR Temporary authentication failure.
> Connection closed by foreign host.
> [root at sewebt home]#
> It fails!! Some problem with the 110 port?

Check the dovecot log.  Authentication errors at the client side are 
deliberately vague for security reasons.  The actual reason for your 
failure to authenticate will be in the server mail logs.

Check /var/log/maillog, or look at your syslog config to see where it is 


  - Brian

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