Hi, I have setpup postfix accourding to the howto (postfix ...f5) in my local pc. Telnet to 110 gives following error. There is no Maildir in /home/vmail ..do I need to manually create them ? [root@server1 ~]# telnet 127.0.0.1 110 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1). Escape character is '^]'. +OK Hello there. user firstname.lastname@example.org +OK Password required. pass secret -ERR Temporary problem, please try again later Connection closed by foreign host. select * from users; email | password | quota email@example.com | hHNhi1RUKLV6M | 10485760 encrypt from of secret -->hHNhi1RUKLV6M, it can be different for same password 'secret' .How postfix check it ? /var/log/maillog Dec 2 17:14:06 server1 pop3d: Connection, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1] Dec 2 17:14:34 server1 pop3d: LOGIN FAILED, firstname.lastname@example.org, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1] Dec 2 17:14:34 server1 pop3d: authentication error: Input/output error Please help me . Thanx.