Originally Posted by inversecow
I have noticed similar issues with the above mentioned How-to. I have verified all of the conf. files mentioned in the How-to itself, and have been left at a loss. The only error is "Starting SASL Authentication Daemon: (failed)." No entry is made to the mail log (/var/log/mail.log).
That being said, I happened to enter the following in the console and SASL started no problem:
sudo /usr/sbin/saslauthd -m /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd -a pam
Did you try to start saslauthd as root?