[Dovecot] dovecot 2 in ubuntu 12.04 or Debian Squeeze

pvsuja pvsuja at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 11:36:55 EET 2013

proxy log says that its over TLS.
but the server is receiving username and password in plain text. I verified
it in wireshark.
I am using squirrelmail web client n had configured it for STARTTLS.

*My dovecot settings for Server:*

suja at mailserver:/etc/dovecot# dovecot -n
# 1.2.15: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 x86_64 Debian 6.0.6 ext3
log_timestamp: %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S 
ssl: required
ssl_cert_file: /etc/postfix/certs/public_cert.pem
ssl_key_file: /etc/postfix/certs/private_key.pem
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
login_executable: /usr/lib/dovecot/imap-login
mail_privileged_group: mail
mail_location: maildir:/email/%n:INBOX=/email/%n/INBOX
mbox_write_locks: fcntl dotlock
auth default:
  mechanisms: plain login
    driver: ldap
    args: /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf
    driver: ldap
    args: /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap-userdb.conf

*My dovecot settings for Proxy:*

suja at mailproxy:/usr/local/etc/dovecot# dovecot -n
# 2.1.15: /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux 3.2.0-35-generic-pae i686 Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 
auth_mechanisms = plain login
imapc_host =
mail_gid = imapproxy
mail_home = /home/imapproxy/%u
mail_location = imapc:~/imapc
mail_uid = imapproxy
passdb {
  args = host=
  default_fields = userdb_imapc_user=%u userdb_imapc_password=%w
  driver = imap
protocols = imap
service auth {
  inet_listener {
    port = 12345
ssl = required
ssl_ca = </usr/lib/ssl/misc/demoCA/cacert.pem
ssl_cert = </usr/lib/ssl/misc/public_cert.pem
ssl_key = </usr/lib/ssl/misc/private_key.pem
userdb {
  driver = prefetch

Thanks & regards,


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