Ed Greshko ed.greshko at
Fri Nov 21 02:26:06 UTC 2014

On 11/21/14 09:48, Mike Chambers wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just recently I reinstalled my server box, and having to set it up to receive email again.  I got sendmail working OK I think, and have dovecot setup for imap and pop.  But dovecot won't recognize my login info, so it's not recognizing my default logins, which I just use a normal /etc/passwd for users and passwords, nothing special.  I also have ssl turned off since it's all local.  
> So what am I missing in my /etc/dovecot/conf.d dir to configure?
> BTW, it is Fedora 21 that I am using, but it shouldn't matter as dovecot should be same on 20 as well, I would think/hope.
> Any help appreciated, thanks.

What do you get if you do....

telnet localhost 143    and then enter ....

a.000 login username password

I don't use dovecot.....but there should be logs and you should be able to do

journalctl -b 0 -u dovecot

If you can't laugh at yourself, others will gladly oblige.

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