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Old 11th May 2006, 19:55
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We had almost two weeks since my last issue. Today we stopped getting any incoming mail. Our spam filter is reporting emails coming in and is forwarding them to the email server running ispconfig, but no emails are coming through to the users.

I tested an admin email account in outlook and it says it cannot get a response from the pop3 service.

Virtusertable is good and the recycle bin has been behaving since I updated php. No errors in the log file, no lock files, conf files are good.

How do I check to ensure the incoming mail service is running? If it is down how do I ensure that it starts at boot?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11th May 2006, 20:06
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I am able to make account changes in the web interface, and it shows me all the correct accounts and aliases.

The admin email account is a catchall, and it is catching emails for account that do (or should exist).

So it could be that the pop3 service is down (I don't know how to check for this) or the ispconfig is showing me what I want to see, but in fact has no local user accounts on the server.

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Old 12th May 2006, 11:19
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You can check the services in ISPConfig in Management -> Server -> Services, or you can run
Code:
netstat -tap
or
Code:
ps aux
to see if POP3 is up and running.
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Old 12th May 2006, 14:00
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Default more clues to the issue

I just found that the mail is being held in /var/spool/mail/<username> so the mail is coming into the server, but no one can get it. I thought the mail was going to /home/www/web6/user/<username> until yesterday.

What could have caused the change?

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You can flush the queue with
Code:
postsuper -r ALL
Then check your mail log with
Code:
tail -f /path/to/maillog
to see if there are errors.
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Default issue resolved, but not understood....

So we went two days without email service. We were only able to restore service by re-creating every user account via the ispconfig interface. I do not understand what caused this to happen, or how to prevent it in the future.

All of the mail started being held in /var/spool/mail and there seemed to be no way to identify why or to force the email back into /home/www/web6/user folders.

Any ideas?

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