Originally Posted by till
You installed dovecot as pop3 and imap daemon and not courier as described in the perfect setup guide and the error comes from the dovecot configuration file.
Going through the notes taken down on installing this server I found the cause of the problem. I cloned the disk image of domU_1, xen1.satimis.com, as the new image for this server, domU-4, xen4.satimis.com. domU_1, xen1.satimis.com, is another mail server which installation is not finished yet. I follow;
Debian Mail Server Setup with Postfix + Dovecot + SASL + Squirrel Mail
to build domU_1, xen1.satimis.com
That is the confusion originated.
The tutorial I posted above uses Maildir and not mbox storage.
The problem that I see at the moment is that you used the perfects etup guide to install your system which configures the server for linux system users as mail users and not virtual users. You will have to do the complete virtual user setup to reconfigure your system.
It'll better for me to dump this server and make a fresh start. I'll start over again on a clean Debian Etch OS running on domU_9, xen9.satimis.com to build a Virtual Domain mail server. Thanks