Debian - postfix, dovecot... need some help here.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by skutr, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. skutr

    skutr New Member

    Hi there. I just migrate to my new server but I have some problems with my mail system.
    I use debian squeeze with actual packages of postfix, dovecot, mysql.
    I use for domains and mailboxes mysql, coz I can configure it easily by postfixadmin.
    Now the problem specification: I can use my mailboxes to send the mails with no problem. But when I recieve mail, my client (thuderbird) crashes. I look at mail mailfolder and i find out that it recieves the mail with no problem to the folder *mailfolder*/new. But when I connect there with my client it does smth wrong coz it copy the mail to the folder *mailfolder*/cur with bad name (without the end flag)

    example: 1277032543.Vfd00I3c1978M530835.mydomain:2,
    it should be like: 1277032543.Vfd00I3c1978M530835.mydomain:2,S

    when I put the flag there manualy everything is ok and I see the mail in the client

    I know that I have the same problem one year ago on old server but I cant remember how i figure it out :(

    Actually I use the same configuration files and mailfolders (with same owners) like on the old server, so there is possibility that I forgot configure something else (except postfix and dovecot).

    Anyway thx for help, I am totally screwd. (And sorry for my english).

    Now some configuration files:

    # See /usr/share/postfix/ for a commented, more complete version
    # Debian specific:  Specifying a file name will cause the first
    # line of that file to be used as the name.  The Debian default
    # is /etc/mailname.
    #myorigin = /etc/mailname
    smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Debian/GNU)
    biff = no
    # appending .domain is the MUA's job.
    append_dot_mydomain = no
    # Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
    #delay_warning_time = 4h
    readme_directory = no
    # TLS parameters
    smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
    smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache
    # See /usr/share/doc/postfix/TLS_README.gz in the postfix-doc package for
    # information on enabling SSL in the smtp client.
    myhostname = mydomain
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
    myorigin = /etc/mailname
    mydestination = localhost
    relayhost =
    mynetworks = [::ffff:]/104 [::1]/128
    mailbox_size_limit = 0
    recipient_delimiter = +
    inet_interfaces = all
    virtual_alias_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql/
    virtual_gid_maps = static:8
    virtual_mailbox_base = /data/mail/vmail/
    virtual_mailbox_domains = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql/
    virtual_mailbox_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql/
    virtual_minimum_uid = 1001
    virtual_transport = virtual
    virtual_uid_maps = static:1001
    broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
    smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, permit_sasl_authenticated, reject_non_fqdn_hostname, reject_non_fqdn_sender, reject_non_fqdn_recipient, reject_unauth_destination, reject_unauth_pipelining, reject_invalid_hostname
    smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
    smtpd_sasl_local_domain = $myhostname
    smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
    smtpd_sasl_type = dovecot
    smtpd_sasl_path = private/dovecot-auth
    smtpd_sasl_authenticated_header = yes
    #smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
    #smtpd_sasl_local_domain = $myhostname
    #broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
    user = postfix
    password = myPass
    hosts = localhost
    dbname = postfix
    table = alias
    select_field = goto
    where_field = address
    user = postfix
    password = myPass
    hosts = localhost
    dbname = postfix
    table = domain
    select_field = domain
    where_field = domain
    additional_conditions = and backupmx = '0' and active = '1'
    user = postfix
    password = myPass
    hosts = localhost
    dbname = postfix
    table = mailbox
    select_field = concat(domain, '/',  maildir)
    #select_field = maildir
    where_field = username
    protocols = imap imaps
       protocol imap {
    disable_plaintext_auth = no
    log_path = /data/dovecot
    log_timestamp = "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S "
    ssl_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem
    ssl_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.pem
    ssl_cipher_list = ALL:!LOW:!SSLv2:ALL:!aNULL:!ADH:!eNULL:!EXP:RC4+RSA:+HIGH:+MEDIUM
    mail_location = maildir:/data/mail/vmail/%d/%u
    mail_privileged_group = mail
    mail_access_groups = mail
    first_valid_uid = 1001
    first_valid_gid = 8
    auth default {
      mechanisms = plain
    #  mechanisms = digest-md5 plain
      passdb sql {
      args = /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf
      userdb sql {
      args = /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf
      user = root
      socket listen {
        client {
          path = /var/spool/postfix/private/dovecot-auth
          mode = 0660
          user = postfix
          group = postfix
    driver = mysql
    connect = dbname=postfix user=postfix host=localhost password=myPass
    #default_pass_scheme = PLAIN
    default_pass_scheme = MD5-CRYPT
    password_query = SELECT password FROM mailbox WHERE username = '%u'
    user_query = SELECT maildir, 1001 AS uid, 8 AS gid FROM mailbox WHERE username = '%u'
  2. skutr

    skutr New Member

    just test fresh configs from packages dovecot and postfix with this setup and the result is the same --> everything is ok until i try recieve mail by client, then again the FLAG in the end of mails names is missing
  3. skutr

    skutr New Member


    I just tried the m$ outlook 6 and it seems that it can handle "the messages without flag on the end of filename".

    Thunderbird 2 & 3 still crashes, any ideas? :/
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010

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