PostFix won't authenticate

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by jcoen, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. jcoen

    jcoen New Member

    This is a new Debian Etch install ("Perfect Etch Setup").

    For some reason, PostFix won't authenticate.

    I can see in webmin that the accounts are getting mail, just won't authenticate and download in Outlook.

    Created the username/password and email address within ISPConfig

    Here's a tail of the mail log.

    Can anyone see what I did wrong?

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    You must send an email first to a new account before you can fetch mails. Maildir is created once the first email arrives.
  3. jcoen

    jcoen New Member

    I can see that emails have already arrived in those accounts by using the "View Mailboxes" in Webmin.

    Still won't authenticate. Any other ideas?
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What's in /etc/postfix/ How do you create your mail accounts (manually, Webmin, ISPConfig, ...)?
  5. jcoen

    jcoen New Member

    I think this is a dump of the file as requested ...

    I use ISPConfig to set up mail accounts.


    # 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

    # TLS parameters
    smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/postfix/ssl/smtpd.crt
    smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/postfix/ssl/smtpd.key
    smtpd_use_tls = yes
    smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${queue_directory}/smtpd_scache
    smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${queue_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 =
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
    myorigin = /etc/mailname
    #mydestination =,, localhost.localdomain, localhost
    relayhost =
    mynetworks =
    mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
    mailbox_size_limit = 0
    recipient_delimiter = +
    inet_interfaces = all
    inet_protocols = all
    smtpd_sasl_local_domain =
    smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
    broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
    smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_sasl_authenticated permit_mynetworks reject_unauth_destination
    smtpd_tls_auth_only = no
    smtp_use_tls = yes
    smtp_tls_note_starttls_offer = yes
    smtpd_tls_CAfile = /etc/postfix/ssl/cacert.pem
    smtpd_tls_loglevel = 1
    smtpd_tls_received_header = yes
    smtpd_tls_session_cache_timeout = 3600s
    tls_random_source = dev:/dev/urandom

    virtual_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtusertable

    mydestination = /etc/postfix/local-host-names
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Did you enable Maildir in ISPConfig (Management > Server > Settings > Email)?

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