Old 7th October 2009, 03:01
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Default ISPconfig with Dovecot

Hello all

I am attempting to install ISPconfig as per this. I don't like Courier so I am installing dovecot instead.

All I have done is replace the Courier install with "apt-get install dovecot*" which installs dovecot-common dovecot-dev dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d, yes I am aware dovecot-dev is not required.

For obvious reasons (dovecot doesn't come with it) I didn't do the SSL certificate thing.

After ISPconfig has finished installing I install the squirrelmail.pkg and attempt to login. It fails all the time. Yes I sent a welcome message to the email account first.

This is all being done on a second machine in an effort to resolve a problem I have with setting up a global webmail client.

If someone would be so kind as to point me in the right direction I would be most greatful.


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Old 7th October 2009, 15:02
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Old 8th October 2009, 08:05
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OK, have had to reinstall it all again, tried copying messages from existing server to new server using imapsync.

Here is what is in the mail.log
Oct  8 17:04:41 web2 dovecot: imap-login: Disconnected: user=<********@********.com>, method=PLAIN, rip=, lip=, secured
I had to use PLAIN as the auth type for the server with dovecot as no other auth types are supported.

Here is the command I am using and the results:
web2:~# imapsync --host1 --user1 *****@*****.com --password1 ***** --host2 --user2 *****@*****.com --password2 ***** --authmech1 LOGIN --authmech2 PLAIN
$RCSfile: imapsync,v $ $Revision: 1.252 $ $Date: 2008/05/08 02:30:17 $
Here is a [linux] system (Linux web2.corpcomp.co.nz 2.6.26-2-686 #1 SMP Wed Aug 19 06:06:52 UTC 2009 i686)
with perl 5.10.0 and the module Mail::IMAPClient version used here is 2.2.9
Command line used :
/usr/bin/imapsync --host1 --user1 *****@*****.com --password1 ***** --host2 --user2 *****@*****.com --password2 ***** --authmech1 LOGIN --authmech2 PLAIN
Turned ON syncinternaldates, will set the internal dates on host2 same as host1.
TimeZone :[NZDT]
Will try to use LOGIN authentication on host1
Will try to use PLAIN authentication on host2
From imap server [] port [143] user [*****@*****.com]
To   imap server [] port [143] user [*****@*****.com]
Banner : * OK Dovecot ready.
Success login on [] with user [*****@*****.com] auth [LOGIN]
Banner : * OK Dovecot ready.
Error login : [] with user [*****@*****.com] auth [PLAIN]: 2 NO Authentication failed.

Trying LOGIN Auth mechanism on [] with user [*****@*****.com]
Error login : [] with user [*****@*****.com] auth [LOGIN] : 3 NO Authentication failed.
So I conclude from this that auth on the new ISPconfig system with dovecot isn't working. I have no idea as to why or what to look for.


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Old 8th October 2009, 10:30
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about which version of ISPConfig are you talking? 2 or 3?

if it's 2 you should use username like web1XXXX not user@domain.com.

If it's for version 3 this is the wrong forum, and as I did not test this version myself I can not help you much, but if I'm not mistaken, ISPConfig 3 is yet only compatible with courier. (Till or Falko correct me if I'm wrong)
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