Old 24th January 2014, 17:41
Jebakumar Jebakumar is offline
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Default Unable to start dovecot service


Since long days im working on the below to fix it, but im unsuccessful as i get the below when i try to start the dovecot service:

[root@twikivm /]# service dovecot start
Starting Dovecot Imap: Error: service(pop3-login): listen(*, 110) failed: Address already in use
Error: service(pop3-login): listen(*, 995) failed: Address already in use
Error: service(imap-login): listen(*, 143) failed: Address already in use
Error: service(imap-login): listen(*, 993) failed: Address already in use
Fatal: Failed to start listeners

The below line has been set to *, but still no gain.

[root@twikivm ~]# vi /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
listen = *

Kindly help me fix this
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Old 25th January 2014, 08:47
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well, some other process are already using this ports. Are you sure Dovecot isn't running already?
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