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Re: [SLE] help with IMAP
  • From: "Joe Morris (NTM)" <Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 12:43:38 +0800
  • Message-id: <404AA87A.8050407@xxxxxxx>
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On 03/07/2004 11:40 AM, linuxjim wrote:

|I guess I'm unclear on this. I had assumed that when imap is running, I
|access my normal user mail folders thru imap, leaving folders where
they are,
|e.g. "home/<username>/mail". Is this what you are saying?

Yes, except Linux is case sensitive, so it would be Mail.
~<username>/Mail/ is the same (sorry I missed a slash and added one in
the wrong place.) That is the setup on the IMAP account I have in my
client. That way I can go into any users account in our server via imap
just by changing the username, username element of the path, and
password (usually to delete or forward email).

|I did revise the client settings to reflect the change to port 993 and
|SSL, but not StartTLS.

That should be correct.

|Regarding the certs, keep in mind that I have postfix running on

As far as imapd is concerned, postfix is not part of the equation.

|I set up a host name to listen on this comuters local IP address. That
is why I
|originally issued 2 different certs, one for the name, and
|for the local (internal) IP address. But, as stated earlier I deleted both
|and re-issued one for imapd.pem. Still not connecting.

What are you putting in as the server name. Unless you run a local DNS,
I would suggest just using the IP, i.e.

|When I had imap running, I could telnet to it at port 143 and get a
reply. Now
|that imaps is running when I telnet to port 993 I get only a blinking
|If I press any key, it exits back to the local telnet prompt, no visible
|reply from imapd.

What happens if you ssh? My guess is telnet does not use ssl and
therefore will not work. I don't really know, as I just use a mail
client. It will ask you to accept the certificate (because it is
self-signed and not automatically trusted, i.e. not issued by a known
and trusted Certificate Authority), which since I trust it I accept it
permanently. It will then work without asking again. What mail client
have you tried?

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