[Dovecot] POP3 log in failure after switch to dovecot from Cyrus

Joseba Torre joseba.torre at ehu.es
Fri Apr 20 09:58:52 EEST 2007

0.99 is a really old and unmantained version. You should consider switching to 

Anyway, if you really need staying with that version, this is a working 

protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s
imap_listen = [::]
pop3_listen = [::]
ssl_cert_file = /usr/share/ssl/certs/imapd.pem
ssl_key_file = /usr/share/ssl/certs/imapd.pem
disable_plaintext_auth = no
login_dir = /var/run/dovecot-login
login = imap
login_process_per_connection = yes
login = pop3
first_valid_uid = 100
default_mail_env = maildir:
mbox_locks = fcntl
auth = default
auth_mechanisms = plain
auth_userdb = passwd
auth_passdb = pam
auth_user = root

Try fitting it to your client needs, but, again, remember that this is an old 
an unsupported version.


El Viernes, 20 de Abril de 2007 02:13, Stowe Spivey escribió:
> I can set up and access a dovecot pop3 account using outlook express fine. 
> I can telnet into it fine.  However, GFI FaxMaker is failing to log in.
> I assisted a client in switching his web site, including email from one
> server (FreeBSD) which was using Cyrus to a Redhat 4.0 server using dovecot
> version 0.99.11
> Here's the listing of dovecot -n:
> dovecot -n
> Usage: dovecot [-F] [-c <config file>]
> Fatal: Unknown argument: -n
> The GFI Faxmaker polls the pop3 account every minute so we're getting a lot
> lf these messages in the log file:
> Apr 19 19:51:28 server name pop3-login: Aborted login [::ffff:<ip address
> here>]
> Again, I can telnet in to the account from that server.  I verified all the
> log in credentials are correct but it still is failing to log in.
> Any ideas?

Joseba Torre. CIDIR Bizkaia.
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