Code: Dec 3 21:10:21 mail authdaemond: authpam: REJECT - try next module Dec 3 21:10:21 mail authdaemond: FAIL, all modules rejected Dec 3 21:10:21 mail pop3d-ssl: LOGIN FAILED, user=*, ip=[::ffff:10.0.0.6] Dec 3 21:10:31 mail authdaemond: received auth request, service=pop3, authtype=login Dec 3 21:10:31 mail authdaemond: authpam: trying this module Dec 3 21:10:31 mail authdaemond: authpam: username [email protected] It's a fresh etch install and mail fails to start working for a login , password file issue , postfix doesn't see /etc/passwd maybe it is chrooted ! I have a check ! it's not ! i don't understand i show you pam i have a pop3 file but i have courier-pop-ssl waiting for logins , so i tried make one myself , i don't know much pam , i will go to check !!! here my pop3: Code: auth required pam_unix.so nullok account required pam_unix.so password required pam_unix.so session required pam_unix.so smtp: Code: # Note that this file is used for any unspecified service; for example #if /etc/pam.d/cron specifies no session modules but cron calls #pam_open_session, the session module out of /etc/pam.d/other is #used. If you really want nothing to happen then use pam_permit.so or #pam_deny.so as appropriate. # We fall back to the system default in /etc/pam.d/common-* # @include common-auth @include common-account @include common-password @include common-session that's the pop-ssl i did but i don't think it is correct : Code: auth required pam_unix.so nullok account required pam_unix.so password required pam_unix.so session required pam_unix.so @include common-password They all look the same to me , any help ... suggestion ?