Skip-networking was commented and still is. Also, I did have special characters within my admin mysql password. I changed the password in mysql and in the config for Ispconfig and now I think the root issue is showing itself. It appears that I'm having a saslauthd config issue. Eventhough when I query my mail server, I'm getting 250-STARTTLS. When I launch the saslauthd service, I get the following error:
/etc/init.d/saslauthd: line 54: syntax error near unexpected token `('
And when checking that line, it reads:
I've tried moving the quotes inside the brackets and removing the quotes but none of these work. I've now restored it to it's regular setting. I'm starting to do some google searches for that error now. If you guys have any ideas, I'm all ears. (obviously not enought brains yet