Dovecot and Windows Live Mail 2012?

aki.tuomi at aki.tuomi at
Wed Apr 13 15:23:39 UTC 2016

> On April 13, 2016 at 5:51 PM David Mehler <dave.mehler at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I hope someone has this working, because I'm pulling my hair out at this one.
> I'm using well for this it's a win7 x64 machine running Windows
> Essentials 2012 and using the Windows Live mail component. I am trying
> to connect to my Dovecot server running 2.23 I believe. I keep getting
> the error "the imap command could not be sent to the server because of
> a non-network error" googling showed many with this, but no fix.
> In this account I'm trying to access port 143 which uses starttls. In
> Mail I've got the boxes for require a secure connection and
> authentication checked.
> I should note of course and with no surprise that Mail works oh just
> fine with the Hotmail account I've also got configured, it's only with
> the downloading of folders and sending of email to the dovecot server
> that mail has the issue.
> Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.
> Help appreciated.
> Thanks.
> Dave.

Are you using public CA signed certificate? Are there any errors in dovecot


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