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Re: [opensuse] IMAP issues on openSUSE 12.3
Roger Oberholtzer said the following on 07/02/2013 02:10 AM:
On Tue, 2013-07-02 at 01:11 +0930, Rodney Baker wrote:
On Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:00:24 Roger Oberholtzer wrote:

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I expect mail to arrive from a single remote via SMTP, be handled by
postfix, who delivers mail to procmail, who sorts things into a user's
Maildir folder. All access of mail is via IMAP. As I have on my older
openSUSE system.


Exactly what I do with dovecot, sendmail, spamassassin and postfix, except
that I also use fetchmail to collect mail from 3 different external accounts
and deliver them to local mailboxes for 2 different users. And it "just
works(TM)". I have had the same setup running from 10.3 to 12.3 (and Fedora
Core 5 - 9 before switching to openSuSE), and now I've moved it off the
desktop machine and onto a Raspberry Pi (running raspbian, based on Debian
"wheezy") and it "just works(TM)" there too. Same setup, same configs.

I have never had a problem before either. Do you use SSL with IMAPD? I
don't. Maybe evolution (despite the fact that it is an optional setting)
is using it no matter? Otherwise I cannot see how it can claim that my
password is incorrect.

On one account I had fail, fail, fail until I changed the password.
It sees that something somewhere along the line didn't like passwords with spaces.

Anther time I didn't see it all until I tied access via telnet. The client wanted hashed id/password not plaintext.

Sometimes "It Just Works(tm)" because there are no such hurdles.

I now have fetchmail bring in from about 30 accounts (thank you all the past clients and the ISPs that allow for very specific [e.g. list-specific] account names and a loud honk to those services which object things like "anton+listname" as one); whitelisting and blacklisting through procmail, then though spamassassin and into procmail again to sort into folders.

Right now the only access to the Dovecot server is from machines on the LAN so SSL is not used.

Telnet is a great tool for debugging text based protocols such as POP and IMAP, but have a cheat-sheet to hand.


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