Dovecot and Windows Live Mail 2012?

David Mehler dave.mehler at
Wed Apr 13 22:45:24 UTC 2016


I'm using self-signed certificates, but my CA public key is imported.

I checked the logs and was getting an error about no authentication
which is probably why it was failing. I then switched to 587 and 993
ports and now it works, but it's very intermediant, sometimes it
works, other times not.

If there's a better free windows email client, (please not
thunderbird), that doesn't have these Microsoft-isms i'd appreciate
knowing about it.


On 4/13/16, aki.tuomi at <aki.tuomi at> wrote:
>> 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
> logs?
> Aki

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