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tdemeter 8th November 2011 20:52

ISPconfig detect courier instead of dovecot
Dear Forumembers,

My problem is easy: ispconfig installer/updater script doesn't detect dovecot server and not configure it. When i reconfigure the services with update.php it always says "Configure Courier". But i don't have courier imap server.

My config is centos 5.7@x86_64, ispconfig 3.0.4 with the atrpm's dovecot packages.
I followed that instructions from

The core of ispconfig is working, i can create email accounts and websites, and i can sending emails, but i don't recieve.

Reconfigure Services? (yes,no) [yes]:

Configuring Postfix
Configuring Mailman
Configuring Jailkit
Configuring SASL
Configuring PAM
Configuring Courier
Configuring Spamassassin
Configuring Amavisd
Configuring Getmail
Configuring MyDNS
Configuring Apache
Configuring vlogger
Configuring Apps vhost
Configuring Database
Updating ISPConfig


Any idea?


till 8th November 2011 21:04

ISPConfig checks with "which dovecot", if dovecot is installed on your server, if dovecot is not found, it configures the default imap server which is courier.

The link that you posted is for ISPConfig 2, which is s different software. Are you sure that you followed these instructions, as they are not compatible with ispconfig 3.

tdemeter 8th November 2011 21:09


Sorry, i wrote bad link, but i installed ispconfig3 from


till 8th November 2011 21:12

Ok. What did you get when you run the command:

which dovecot

tdemeter 8th November 2011 21:13

Are there any solution to reconfigure ispconfig for use with dovecot?
I don't want reinstall whole system because i have some living websites.

tdemeter 8th November 2011 21:15

which dovecot

tdemeter 8th November 2011 21:15

rpm -qa|grep dovecot

till 8th November 2011 21:27

Ok. Please post the output of:

which courierlogger

tdemeter 8th November 2011 21:28

which courierlogger
which: no courierlogger in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin)

till 8th November 2011 21:34

Then it should normally detect dovecot. Not sure why it does not work on this server. What you can try to do is that you force the updater to use dovecot by editing the update.php script and insert at line 231:

$conf['dovecot']['installed'] = true;

and then run the update.php script again.

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