Arch Linux Simple Mail Server - e-mail error

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Ben Brown, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Ben Brown

    Ben Brown New Member

    I followed Jeffrey Gellens article and all seems to be working fine, apart from one thing.

    I have one odd problem. Mail is showing up on the server in the user's Maildir, but when a client connects nothing shows in the Inbox. (Have tried a debian box with Iceweasel and a Windows Xp with Outlook Express).

    Outoging mail is being sent fine.

    Great article though, and I'm becoming an Arch Linux fan too...
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What POP3 daemon is installed? I guess it's a daemon that uses mbox instead of Maildir...

    What's the output of
    netstat -tap
  3. Ben Brown

    Ben Brown New Member

    The article only provides details for Dovecot IMAP - will pop over to the site tomorrow and run the netstat command.

    Thanks for your help,

  4. Ben Brown

    Ben Brown New Member

    Really sorry for the late reapl y- I've only been able to get to the site today.

    Results of the netsat are:

    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
    ----- ------ ------ ------------- --------------- ----- ----------------

    tcp 0 0 *:icmps *:* LISTEN 2128/dovecot
    tcp 0 0 malvernhills.gcsx:10030 *:* LISTEN 2119/postgrey --dae
    tcp 0 0 *:imap2 *:* LISTEN 2128/dovecot
    tcp 0 0 malvernhills.gcsx:spamd *:* LISTEN 2109/pid
    tcp 0 0 *:smtp *:* LISTEN 2188/monitor
    tcp 0 0 ESTABLISHED 2243-login
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Are you trying to connect via IMAP or via POP? Because there's no POP3 daemon running.
  6. Ben Brown

    Ben Brown New Member

    We're trying to connect via IMAP.

    When we do connect we can see all the folders and send e-mail. E-mail sent to us however sits in the user's mail directory on the server, but never shows in the inbox.

    Strange really.
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Are there any errors in your mail log?
    What's in /etc/postfix/
  8. Ben Brown

    Ben Brown New Member


    Apologies for the huge delay in replying. Finally got round to having a proper look through the server, and found that the users didn't have the correct permissions to access their own mail folders!

    All sorted now.

    Thanks for your help.


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