[Dovecot] Cannot access IMAP from other computer on network -solved
ac at acampbell.org.uk
Sat Jul 5 01:20:24 EEST 2008
On 04 Jul 2008, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> I am a newcomer to Dovecot so apologies if this is elementary.
> I want to set up dovecot to allow other computers on my home network to
> read emails on my desktop via IMAP. This computer is called arcadia.
> dovecot is running and I can access the mail on the same computer with
> mutt -f imap://ac@localhost.
> If I use the above line on a different computer in the network it says
> "authenticaing 'PLAIN'" and then "logging in ..", then "login failed" and
> cuts out.
> In /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf I have set
> disable_plaintext_auth = no
> I have no idea how to proceed further.
> Anthony Campell
Sorry to follow up to my own email but immediatel after I sent it I
found the answer (always the way!). I had some imap entries in .muttrc
which were interfering with the login. Removing these made it work.
Anthony Campbell - ac at acampbell.org.uk
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