squirrelmail help.- thanks but more needed

akonstam at trinity.edu akonstam at trinity.edu
Fri Nov 12 15:20:58 UTC 2004

I thank all the people who gave me squirrelmail help. I have gotten it
working on our actual mail server but am having trouble with my own
First someone challenged my statement that the Installation
instructions are inadequate. Let me illustrate using the rpm
The statement is made that a data directory is created in the
squirrelmail directory. Well it is not.

Then the attachments directory is identified as
/var/some/place/directory. Then it is identified as
/var/attachments/SomeDirectory. This is very obscure. Does the name
matter. Is the directory named attachments important.

Finally we are told to point our browser to
when actually the Alias in the /etc/httpd/conf/squirrelmail.conf
identifies the directory as webmail.

Now these are just examples of the inadequacy of the instructions.

Put we are passed that hopefully. On my desk machine I am running
dovecot which is not one of the specifically supported IMAP servers.
I go to myhost.edu/webmail, and I am prompted to logon. The I get an
error: Connection Dropped by imapserver

Does anyone know what that means and how to fix it?
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