[Dovecot] newbie: can't login as virtual user

Joseph Tam jtam.home at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 03:13:56 EEST 2011

sean darcy writes:

> Oct 22 21:45:55 auth: Debug: passwd(test1 at example.com,    ): lookup
> Oct 22 21:45:55 auth: Info: passwd(test1 at example.com,   ): unknown user
> Oct 22 21:45:55 auth: Debug: passwd-file(test1 at example.com,    ):
> lookup: user=test1 at example.com file=/etc/dovecot/users
> Oct 22 21:45:55 auth: Debug: master out: USER	2303328257	test1 at example.com
> Oct 22 21:45:55 imap-login: Info: Login: user=<test1 at example.com>,
> method=PLAIN, rip=   , lip=    , mpid=27062, TLS

I think up to now it's OK (not quite sure about "master out" log entry
but it looks innocuous enough).  Dovecot reports to have looked in the
system password file, failed, then looked in /etc/dovecot/users and
found the user and logged them in.

I think the problem happens later and you will have to show the subsequent
log entries.

Joseph Tam <jtam.home at gmail.com>

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