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Thread: Dovecot config error

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    Cool Dovecot config error

    I always wanted to set up my own email service on my computer and decided to try it a few days ago. I followed the setup guides carefully but when I tested it I got an error:

    Code:
    telnet localhost 143
    Trying ::1...
    Connected to localhost.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    Connection closed by foreign host.
    dovecots logs show:
    Code:
    2013-10-07T23:35:03.145473-04:00 linux-rkpo dovecot: auth: Fatal: No passdbs specified in configuration file. PLAIN mechanism needs one
    2013-10-07T23:35:03.146181-04:00 linux-rkpo dovecot: master: Error: service(auth): command startup failed, throttling for 60 secs
    I also configured the fire wall in yast to allow dovecot to get through so what gives?

    On the humorous side, since the connection was closed by a "foreign host" I guess that makes me a virus?

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    Default Re: Dovecot config error

    On 2013-10-08 21:16, ballsystemlord wrote:
    >
    > I always wanted to set up my own email service on my computer and
    > decided to try it a few days ago. I followed the setup guides carefully
    > but when I tested it I got an error:


    Did you install it from YaST? There is about nothing to configure, just
    which path do you keep mail.


    > dovecots logs show:
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > 2013-10-07T23:35:03.145473-04:00 linux-rkpo dovecot: auth: Fatal: No passdbs specified in configuration file. PLAIN mechanism needs one
    > 2013-10-07T23:35:03.146181-04:00 linux-rkpo dovecot: master: Error: service(auth): command startup failed, throttling for 60 secs
    >
    > --------------------


    disable_plaintext_auth = yes

    and configure ssl. You have to create a certificate.


    > On the humorous side, since the connection was closed by a "foreign
    > host" I guess that makes me a virus?


    Why would that be? That's common network parlance.

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