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Re: [SLE] help with IMAP
  • From: linuxjim <linuxjim@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 17:10:27 -0600
  • Message-id: <200403061710.27823.linuxjim@xxxxxxxxxx>
OK, I now have imaps running in xinetd. imap is not running.

In order to accomplish this, I edited the /etc/xinetd.d/imap file as follows:

under "service imap" I changed the first line to read disable=yes

Then I added the following:
# impas - SSL encrypted imap mail daemon
service imaps
disable = no
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/imapd
server_args = -s
flags = IPv4
After restarting xinetd the imaps service is now running and the imap service
is not.

It appears to be listening on port 993.

Regarding the previous certificates I issued, I deleted the two that had I then re-issued one for imapd.pem.

Unfortunately still now when I try to connect, I still get an error.

Perhaps I'm using the wrong user names. In the email (imap) client, I use only
my user name and password as I would on my linux machine. Is this correct?

Getting closer....


Jim Flanagan

On Monday 01 March 2004 20:06, Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
> On 03/02/2004 09:13 AM, linuxjim wrote:
> >There are 3 imapd.pem files.
> >1. imapd.pem (which was already there)
> >2. which I issued
> >3. also which I issued, as per the Suse web
> > instructions
> This may cause problems. I believe imapd.pem is sufficient. I remember
> trying the -IP, etc., and decide.> d by trial and errror imapd is best.
> >At this point I'm not sure it matters which port I connect to (143 or
> > 993), as long as the cert is working OK.
> It does matter, as 143 is imap protocol (no ssl), 993 is imaps (imap
> secure) protocol, which uses ssl. This should be running if you added
> and enabled imaps in /etc/xinetd/imap, and if it is running it will be
> using 993.
> >It seems to be listenting on 143 and not 993, why I don't know.
> Are you sure it is enabled. Check Yast, Network services, Network
> services (inetd). Remember, imaps was not there originally, it had to
> be added. If it is indeed enabled, it will be listening on 993. If you
> can not connect, I would think your firewall is blocking 993.
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