[Dovecot] Don't have IMAPS

Mário Gamito mgamito at telbit.pt
Fri Feb 16 11:37:31 UTC 2007


> It sounds like Dovecot doesn't even start if you enable imaps. In that
> case it wrote an error message to its log file. See what it is. If you
> can't find the error, see http://wiki.dovecot.org/Logging
I presume it starts, although the ctl file provided in the wiki does 
I start it with:
$ /usr/local/sbin/dovecot &

$ ps ax
  5262 ?        S      0:00 dovecot-auth
  5314 ?        S      0:00 imap-login
  5316 ?        S      0:00 imap-login
  5326 ?        S      0:00 imap-login

So, i guess it's running

> Also it's better to test with telnet and openssl s_client than with
> Thunderbird, since it could also be Thunderbird's configuration that's
> the problem. See http://wiki.dovecot.org/TestInstallation
Telnet says authentication failed.

I'm using qmail-ldap.

[root at mail2 config]# telnet mail2.telbit.pt 143
Connected to mail2.telbit.pt (
Escape character is '^]'.
* OK Dovecot ready.
O LOGIN gamito at mail2.telbit.pt zooropa
O NO Authentication failed.

Any ideas ?

Warm Regards,
Mário Gamito

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