[Dovecot] Dovecot 2.0.13 problem with LMTP

Innocenzi, Cinzia cinzia.innocenzi at hp.com
Wed Jun 22 13:31:37 EEST 2011


we have dovecot 2.0.13 installed in our RHEL5 servers. We use dovecot as a lmtp proxy on the front end mail relays and dovecot for back end lmtp/pop/imap. All our servers have RHEL5.6 64-bit and dovecot 2.0.13 installed, and the back end has also an ext3 mbox file-system mounted.

Sometimes we have mails that get stuck on our postfix queue with the following error: Remote server not answering (timeout in DATA input) (in reply to end of DATA command)

In our logs we only see the fact that the connection times out after 1 minute and gets disconnected:

Jun 22 11:56:53 back-end dovecot: lmtp(3256): Connect from a.b.c.d
Jun 22 11:57:53 back-end dovecot: lmtp(3256): Disconnect from a.b.c.d: Connection closed

Jun 22 11:56:53 front-end dovecot: lmtp(16397): Connect from a.b.c.d
Jun 22 11:57:53 front-end dovecot: lmtp(16397): Disconnect from a.b.c.d: Disconnected for inactivity

We've tried to recalculate the mbox quota using "doveadm quota recalc -n ..." command and flushed our mail queue, but the mail still gets stuck on the postfix queue with the same error.

It doesn't happen for every single mail, it's random.

I'm attaching the output of dovecot -n for both servers.

Can you please help us?


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