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Old 18th March 2009, 15:50
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Smile Arch Linux Simple Mail Server - e-mail error

I followed Jeffrey Gellens article and all seems to be working fine, apart from one thing.

I have one odd problem. Mail is showing up on the server in the user's Maildir, but when a client connects nothing shows in the Inbox. (Have tried a debian box with Iceweasel and a Windows Xp with Outlook Express).

Outoging mail is being sent fine.

Great article though, and I'm becoming an Arch Linux fan too...
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What POP3 daemon is installed? I guess it's a daemon that uses mbox instead of Maildir...

What's the output of
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The article only provides details for Dovecot IMAP - will pop over to the site tomorrow and run the netstat command.

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Really sorry for the late reapl y- I've only been able to get to the site today.

Results of the netsat are:

Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
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tcp 0 0 *:icmps *:* LISTEN 2128/dovecot
tcp 0 0 malvernhills.gcsx:10030 *:* LISTEN 2119/postgrey --dae
tcp 0 0 *:imap2 *:* LISTEN 2128/dovecot
tcp 0 0 malvernhills.gcsx:spamd *:* LISTEN 2109/pid
tcp 0 0 *:smtp *:* LISTEN 2188/monitor
tcp 0 0 10.10.10.4:icmps 10.10.10.7:2337 ESTABLISHED 2243-login
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Are you trying to connect via IMAP or via POP? Because there's no POP3 daemon running.
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We're trying to connect via IMAP.

When we do connect we can see all the folders and send e-mail. E-mail sent to us however sits in the user's mail directory on the server, but never shows in the inbox.

Strange really.
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Are there any errors in your mail log?
What's in /etc/postfix/main.cf?
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Hi,

Apologies for the huge delay in replying. Finally got round to having a proper look through the server, and found that the users didn't have the correct permissions to access their own mail folders!

All sorted now.

Thanks for your help.

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