retrieving email

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by madmerlin, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. madmerlin

    madmerlin New Member

    I recently followed Falko's great guide for setting up an Ubuntu 9.04 + ISPconfig3 perfect server.

    I'm having problems retreiving a test user's email.

    I sent mail from an external account/domain. I can see the mail sitting in the user's new folder:

    /var/vmail/<my domain>/<username>/new/1244blahblahblah.<servername>.S=7384

    Logging in to squirrelmail as:
    user@domain.com gives the error:
    <<
    ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server.
    Query: CAPABILITY
    >>

    Setting up Thunderbird to use IMAP seems to sit in a never ending loop of:
    connected to <server>
    checking...
    sending login information...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please post the errors that you get in the mail.log
     
  3. madmerlin

    madmerlin New Member

    This is from /var/log/mail.log showing the connection attempts where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is my work IP where I'm at:
    <<
    Jun 10 07:49:55 dbl imapd: Connection, ip=[::ffff:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]
    Jun 10 07:50:01 dbl last message repeated 8 times
    Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl pop3d: Connection, ip=[::1]
    Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl pop3d: Disconnected, ip=[::1]
    Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl imapd: Connection, ip=[::1]
    Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl imapd: Disconnected, ip=[::1], time=0
    Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl postfix/smtpd[21722]: connect from localhost[127.0.0.1]
    Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl postfix/smtpd[21722]: lost connection after CONNECT from localhost[127.0.0.1]
    Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl postfix/smtpd[21722]: disconnect from localhost[127.0.0.1]
    Jun 10 07:50:02 dbl imapd: Connection, ip=[::ffff:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]

    Jun 10 07:50:33 dbl last message repeated 73 times
    >>

    mail.err and mail.warn are empty.
     
  4. till

    till Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Any errors in the file /var/log/mail.err ?
     
  5. madmerlin

    madmerlin New Member

    No completely empy. And like I said... email arrives to the designated user in his vmail account in /var/vmail/domain/user/new folder and I can read it on the server by using cat or vi or whatever. But I can't use any kind of client to connect to retrieve it. It's like the connection request is dropped instantly.

    which is pretty much how squirrelmail reports it:
    ERROR:
    ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server.
    Query: CAPABILITY

    If all else fails, I can do a reinstall. and possibly use 8.04LTS instead.
     
  6. madmerlin

    madmerlin New Member

    hmmm I create a new user and it works perfectly...
     

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