Strange Problems with Email

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by domh, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. domh

    domh New Member

    Hi there,

    I was about to switch over to the ISPConfig Server for email, however I am having a problem.

    I can send emails via webmail and receive perfectly fine, however when I try to connect to the server via Thunderbird or Outlook I cannot authenticate. Details of what I am doing is

    I have tried

    Username www2_user
    Password: whatever

    Tick for "Server requires authentication" ticked - using pop password.

    Error message is something along the lines of "Cannot authenticate or connect to SMTP server".

    Please help!


    Dominic Hawtin
  2. domh

    domh New Member


    Hi all,

    I have fixed this. I found a post to a similar fault with Falko suggesting entering the following commands:

    postconf -e 'home_mailbox = Maildir/'
    postconf -e 'mailbox_command ='
    /etc/init.d/postfix restart

    I am not sure why this fixed it and would be keen to hear but it fixed it!



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