[Dovecot] configuration still not working

Averlon c38sgzkz at averlon.net
Sat Jan 12 09:40:50 EET 2013


I would very much appreciate some help since I get one step ahead and
two backwardswith my installation.

I am using usernames not (not) in the form of user at domain.tld. Simply a

The error I get.

Jan 12 08:36:31 f42252se dovecot: pop3(avadmin at av.loc): Error: user
avadmin at av.loc: Initialization failed: Initializing mail s?lo
c ?torage from mail_location setting failed: Ambiguous mail location
setting, don't know what to do with it: /home/vmail/avadmin/?
Ja?Maildir/ (try prefixing it with mbox: or
)=?Jan 12 08:36:31 f42252se dovecot: pop3(avadmin at av.loc): Error:
Invalid user settings. Refer to server log for more information?

I guess it must have to do something with permissions. Butwhere and which.

My config:

# 2.0.19: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux 3.2.0-35-generic x86_64 Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
auth_debug = yes
auth_mechanisms = plain login cram-md5
auth_username_format = %Lu
hostname = mail.av.loc
mail_gid = vmail
mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
mail_privileged_group = vmail
mail_uid = vmail
managesieve_notify_capability = mailto
managesieve_sieve_capability = fileinto reject envelope
encoded-character vacation subaddress comparator-i;ascii-numeric
relational regex imap4flags copy include variables body enotify
environment mailbox date ihave
passdb {
  args = /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext
  driver = ldap
protocols = imap pop3
service auth {
  unix_listener /var/spool/postfix/private/auth {
    group = postfix
    mode = 0600
    user = postfix
  unix_listener auth-userdb {
    group = vmail
    mode = 0600
    user = vmail
ssl_cert = </etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem
ssl_cipher_list =
ssl_key = </etc/ssl/private/dovecot.pem
syslog_facility = avdove
userdb {
  args = /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext
  driver = ldap
protocol lda {
  sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail

Please give me ahint!

Signatur Averlon info


Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind Regards
Karl-Heinz Fischbach

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