app for android - email

Discussion in 'General' started by smokinjo, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. smokinjo

    smokinjo Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I have been using an iphone for years. I recently switched to android.
    When I programmed by iphone to read he email form my ispconfig server, it just always worked.
    I have tried with android, and it just does not work:(
    I can read mail, for some of the accounts, but I can send mail with none of the accounts.
    I am talking about using the de facto email program with android, but also I have tried 7-8 others. They always have the same issues. No outgoing mail.
    Can other share there experiences?

    My mail works on my iphone and Thunderbird just fine. But, not with my android.
    Thanks for any ideas.
    I have this nice shiny new phone that will not allow me to use email...


  2. ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    it would be interesting to see relevant parts of your /var/log/ ( should start with dovecot )
    you can put some config for that purpose in /etc/dovect/dovecot.conf
    auth_verbose = yes
    and reload/restart dovecot service

    are you trying to use TLS with your android and using self signed certificate by chance?
  3. smokinjo

    smokinjo Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi, thanks for the reply!

    What would the relevant parts of the file would you want to see/ I can paste it here, or upload a file it too big.
    For the dovecot file, it is there I modify the auth_verbose thing?

    For the TLS, basically, I use thiunderbird for my mail on my computer, and I got it to work using STARTTLS, and for the password, NORMAL PASSWORD. So, I tried to duplicating it on android. But, the same options just are not available, so use the closest with STARTTLS.
    I have a self signed certificate, but only for 1 of the emails, not all three. So, that would not explain all of the errors.


  4. ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    well usually ( default perfect setup ) dovecot and postfix are using one key, regardless wether you configured ssl for a domain.

    yes, just put the auth_verbose line somewhere in dovecot.conf, but not between any { } blocks.

    I haven't tested android mail apps yet, but they may complain about using self signed certificates ( even tho you can trust yourself better than any external company issueing those ^^ ) thus fail to connect.

    relevant parts would be everything related to dovecot/sasl/auth/failed ect.
    173698 Oct  6 18:19:23 host dovecot: auth-worker(25815): sql([email protected], unknown user
    173699 Oct  6 18:19:25 host postfix/smtps/smtpd[25816]: warning: unknown[]: SASL LOGIN authentication failed:
    for example, no need to post IP-adresses, passwords, account names or alike

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