[Dovecot] IMAPS works, IMAP does not

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun Dec 3 14:23:26 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-11-26 at 22:39 +0100, Peter Lindgren wrote:
> Hello!
> I have a simple (I think) problem. I have had IMAPS working fine for a 
> long time. Now I want to start to use IMAP and STARTLS, since my mobile 
> SonyEricsson P900 can't use IMAPS directly. But I can't connect even 
> locally to the IMAP port (143), no-one listens there according to 
> netstat (*.imaps is in LISTEN state). I have the following settings in 
> my /etc/dovecot.conf:
> protocols = imap imaps
> protocol imap {
>    login_greeting_capability = yes
> }

The only important settings are protocols and listen settings. Since you
have "imap" in protocols and no "listen" setting at all, it really
should work without any other settings.. You could try setting listen =
12345 inside protocol imap to see if it listens then in a different

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