Problem with smtp in Dovecot+postfix+Squirrelmail

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by spidernet, May 15, 2014.

  1. spidernet

    spidernet New Member

    1) Squirrelmail is Sending mail not receiving mail in Inbox
    2) SMTP is connection timeout configured in thunderbird
    # See /usr/share/postfix/ for a commented, more complete version
    # Debian specific:  Specifying a file name will cause the first
    # line of that file to be used as the name.  The Debian default
    # is /etc/mailname.
    #myorigin = /etc/mailname
    smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Ubuntu)
    biff = no
    # appending .domain is the MUA's job.
    append_dot_mydomain = no
    # Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
    #delay_warning_time = 4h
    readme_directory = no
    # TLS parameters
    smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
    smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache
    #smtpd_relay_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, permit_sasl_authenticated, reject_unauth_destination
    smtpd_tls_protocols = !SSLv2, !SSLv3
    local_recipient_maps = proxy:unix:passwd.byname $alias_maps
    # See /usr/share/doc/postfix/TLS_README.gz in the postfix-doc package for
    # information on enabling SSL in the smtp client.
    myhostname =
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
    mydestination =, localhost, localhost.localdomain,
    relayhost =
    mynetworks = 

    Dovecot file

    # If you're in a hurry, see
    # "doveconf -n" command gives a clean output of the changed settings. Use it
    # instead of copy&pasting files when posting to the Dovecot mailing list.
    # '#' character and everything after it is treated as comments. Extra spaces
    # and tabs are ignored. If you want to use either of these explicitly, put the
    # value inside quotes, eg.: key = "# char and trailing whitespace  "
    # Default values are shown for each setting, it's not required to uncomment
    # those. These are exceptions to this though: No sections (e.g. namespace {})
    # or plugin settings are added by default, they're listed only as examples.
    # Paths are also just examples with the real defaults being based on configure
    # options. The paths listed here are for configure --prefix=/usr
    # --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
    # Enable installed protocols
    !include_try /usr/share/dovecot/protocols.d/*.protocol
    # A comma separated list of IPs or hosts where to listen in for connections.
    # "*" listens in all IPv4 interfaces, "::" listens in all IPv6 interfaces.
    # If you want to specify non-default ports or anything more complex,
    # edit conf.d/master.conf.
    #listen = *, ::
    # Base directory where to store runtime data.
    #base_dir = /var/run/dovecot/
    # Name of this instance. In multi-instance setup doveadm and other commands
    # can use -i <instance_name> to select which instance is used (an alternative
    # to -c <config_path>). The instance name is also added to Dovecot processes
    # in ps output.
    #instance_name = dovecot
    # Greeting message for clients.
    #login_greeting = Dovecot ready.
    # IPs are allowed to override their IP addresses and ports (for logging and
    # for authentication checks). disable_plaintext_auth is also ignored for
    # these networks. Typically you'd specify your IMAP proxy servers here.
    #login_trusted_networks =
    # Sepace separated list of login access check sockets (e.g. tcpwrap)
    #login_access_sockets =
    # With proxy_maybe=yes if proxy destination matches any of these IPs, don't do
    # proxying. This isn't necessary normally, but may be useful if the destination
    # IP is e.g. a load balancer's IP.
    #auth_proxy_self =
    # Show more verbose process titles (in ps). Currently shows user name and
    # IP address. Useful for seeing who are actually using the IMAP processes
    # (eg. shared mailboxes or if same uid is used for multiple accounts).
    #verbose_proctitle = no
    # Should all processes be killed when Dovecot master process shuts down.
    # Setting this to "no" means that Dovecot can be upgraded without
    # forcing existing client connections to close (although that could also be
    # a problem if the upgrade is e.g. because of a security fix).
    #shutdown_clients = yes
    # If non-zero, run mail commands via this many connections to doveadm server,
    # instead of running them directly in the same process.
    #doveadm_worker_count = 0
    # UNIX socket or host:port used for connecting to doveadm server
    #doveadm_socket_path = doveadm-server
    # Space separated list of environment variables that are preserved on Dovecot
    # startup and passed down to all of its child processes. You can also give
    # key=value pairs to always set specific settings.
    #import_environment = TZ
    ## Dictionary server settings
    # plugins. The dictionary can be accessed either directly or though a
    # dictionary server. The following dict block maps dictionary names to URIs
    # when the server is used. These can then be referenced using URIs in format
    # "proxy::<name>".
    dict {
      #quota = mysql:/etc/dovecot/dovecot-dict-sql.conf.ext
      #expire = sqlite:/etc/dovecot/dovecot-dict-sql.conf.ext
    # Most of the actual configuration gets included below. The filenames are
    # first sorted by their ASCII value and parsed in that order. The 00-prefixes
    # in filenames are intended to make it easier to understand the ordering.
    !include conf.d/*.conf
    # A config file can also tried to be included without giving an error if
    # it's not found:
    !include_try local.conf
    protocols = imap pop3
    #disable_plaintext_auth = no
    mail_location = mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u
    mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
    Last edited: May 15, 2014
  2. srijan

    srijan New Member HowtoForge Supporter


    Are you able to send and receive emails with webmail? An easy test if the local mailsystem works is to login to webmail with a account hosted on the server and send a email to the same address that you used to login to webmail. The email shall arrive within a minute back to your account when the local mailsystem works. If the email does not arrive, then check the mail.log as described below.

    - Post the error message(s) that you get in the mail log file when the problem occurs. The mail log file is in the folder /var/log/, it is named "mail.log" on Debian and Ubuntu Linux and named "maillog" on other distributions.

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