[Dovecot] dovecot: pop3-login: Internal login failure - howto add dovecot users that are NO server users

Hans Neukomm hans at kriyayoga.com
Fri Jul 2 01:30:21 EEST 2010

after another day of reading various howtos and trying - still errors

 >  dovecot -n
# 1.2.9: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux x86_64 openSUSE 11.2 (x86_64)
base_dir: /var/run/dovecot/
protocols: pop3
ssl: no
disable_plaintext_auth: no
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot//login
login_executable: /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3-login
login_greeting: Godmail ready.
mail_location: mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/spool/mail/%u
mail_debug: yes
mail_executable: /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3
mail_plugin_dir: /usr/lib64/dovecot/modules/pop3
  postmaster_address: postmaster at kriyayoga.com
  hostname: kriyayoga.com
  mail_plugin_dir: /usr/lib64/dovecot/modules/lda
  auth_socket_path: /var/run/dovecot/auth-master
auth default:
  mechanisms: plain cram-md5
  debug_passwords: yes
    driver: passwd-file
    args: /etc/dovecot/passwd
    driver: static
    args: uid=303 gid=303 home=/var/spool/mail/home/%u

mail-log shows for ever login attempt (via telnet - from localhost OR
from remote)


Jul  2 06:04:40 kriyayoga dovecot: auth(default):
passwd-file(hans, lookup: user=hans
Jul  2 06:04:40 kriyayoga dovecot: auth(default):
passwd-file(hans, unknown user
Jul  2 06:04:42 kriyayoga dovecot: auth(default): client out:
Jul  2 06:04:47 kriyayoga dovecot: pop3-login: Aborted login (auth
failed, 1 attempts): user=<hans>, method=PLAIN, rip=,
Jul  2 06:05:09 kriyayoga dovecot: pop3-login: Disconnected: Inactivity
(auth failed, 1 attempts): user=<hans>, method=PLAIN, rip=,
lip=, secured


my userdb file contains:

hans    myplaintext-password-here


the goal still is the most simple solid install using virutal users only
- opensuse 11.2 - postfix smtp - dovecot POP3 only

the most important goal is to have at least ONE user - me (hans) with
about half dozen aliases such as abuse@ info@ webmaster@ and a few other
mail alias

the next step could be - but no absolute requirement - to have a FEW
(max a dozen) other virtual mail users

any tip or help welcome



On Wed, 2010-06-30 at 15:50 -0400, Brent Bloxam wrote:

> Hans Neukomm wrote:
> > any help or pointer to a solution or howto setup dovecot pop3 accounts
> > for non-system users would be MOST welcome
> > 
> > 
> > greetings
> > 
> > hans
> > 
> See here: http://wiki.dovecot.org/AuthDatabase/PasswdFile
> If you still need help after reading over that, post output of `dovecot -n`

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