mail problem - authentication (postfix,ISPconfig)

Discussion in 'General' started by marclar, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator


    Not sure if you know, and if you like spam.
    If so you can leave the posts with all the email addresses as is, but if not, it's better to remove them from here!
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2006
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's in your mail log now?
  3. AngelDrago

    AngelDrago Member

    same problem here

    after redoing my server i got the same probles as descript here that i'm unable to send emails either from outlook oe the bat email clients...i have attached the the things as you asked here ...

    Attached Files:

  4. marclar

    marclar New Member

    look at the log:

    The last login failed's are from outlook trying to connect with info username...
    ( is mydomain :) )
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2006
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    The username is something like web1_user, not info. You must use the real username in Outlook.
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please open a new thread and post the contents of your files directly instead of attaching them.
  7. marclar

    marclar New Member

    I removed that defoult prefix (web1_)...
    And these two accounts are the same, and marclar works, info doesnt...
  8. fobicodam

    fobicodam ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Postfix create a lot of aliases by default, im not sure, but i believe info is a root's alias, thats why you cant receive emails.
  9. marclar

    marclar New Member

    Well, i figured out two things now.
    All the usernames and passwords are accepted but info.
    But no matter to which username, I can send e-mail as an [email protected]

    I can set up an acoount in outlook with username that works, and set e-mail addres as [email protected], and the mail is successfully sent, and comes from bill gates.
    Why is that so? I suppose, that's not right??
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Is info in /etc/passwd?
    That's normal. You can type in any address you like. That's why spammers can use faked sender addresses. It's a weakness in the SMTP protocol.
  11. marclar

    marclar New Member

    Yes it is:
    Darn, just cant figure that info out... Now if I send an email to [email protected], no error ocures anymore... But have no idea, how to collect that mail from server...

    There is also a folder for info user. /web4/user/info
    and under /Maildir/new is one mail I sent..
    But still can't collect it with username and password via Outlook...
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2006
  12. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    netstat -tap
  13. marclar

    marclar New Member

    here is the output:
  14. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    And what's the output of
    iptables -L
    Do you use POP3 or IMAP in your email client?
  15. marclar

    marclar New Member

    here: click

    very long stuff here ...

    I use pop3 not imap in outlook!
  16. marclar

    marclar New Member

    Wow, I tried to set that same account in outlook, but with IMAP server. And this worked :eek: No authentication errors anymore..
    Well great thing that works, but I'm still wondering why is that so?
    All the accounts were created with the same procedure, and all of them work with pop3, but info works only with IMAP.

    Any ideas why is that so?
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2006
  17. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I have no idea...
  18. marclar

    marclar New Member

    Hehe, I think that's the first of your 8 thousand posts, that you ran out of ideas.
    Doesn't matter anyway. It works now, and I'm happy :D

    Thank you Falko and others again, for your time!

    You're the man :cool:

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