Hi all this is my first post and your help would be appreciated. I have been browsing and Googling for three days trying to solve this problem!
I have installed "Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 9.04)" according to the tutorial but have a couple of issues which I cannot solve and would appreciate your help.
I can login to Squirrelmail with a virtual account.
SquirrelMail shows the folders on the left but no emails in the main space. It does not say "No emails found" but just a blank frame. If there is new mail then a number appears next to Inbox which suggests that it does know where the folders are but will not display them! If I search for emails then they appear in a list and I can view them. I can send emails from the virtual account and recieve them (thanks Falko, that works well!). I have come across many suggestions about different settings for the folder prefix and tried them all but with no joy.
This may or may not be connected. If I connect to the server remotely using Thuderbird I can receive and read email with no problem. However I cannot send email (SMTP) as it does not like the password. As far as I can make out this should be the same password as is entered into the user account in MySQL as there isn't anywhere else to enter a password. As I am not yet an expert in what connects to what using this virtual server setup, I am not sure where to look to see what is not connecting properly.
Here is the mail log entry which suggests an authorisation problem but I don't know how to resolve it.
Feb 18 12:00:05 server77-68-61-224 postfix/smtpd: connect from mail.steveportertransport.com[18.104.22.168]
Feb 18 12:00:09 server77-68-61-224 postfix/smtpd: warning: SASL authentication failure: Password verification failed
Feb 18 12:00:09 server77-68-61-224 postfix/smtpd: warning: mail.steveportertransport.com[22.214.171.124]: SASL PLAIN authentication failed: authentication failure
Feb 18 12:00:09 server77-68-61-224 postfix/smtpd: warning: mail.steveportertransport.com[126.96.36.199]: SASL LOGIN authentication failed: authentication failure
Feb 18 12:00:11 server77-68-61-224 postfix/smtpd: disconnect from mail.steveportertransport.com[188.8.131.52]
I don't know what further information you may need to assist me but any help and pointers would be appreciated.
Many thanks in advance and thanks to everyone who has posted so far.
Isle of Wight