[plug] Dovecot login problem

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Mon Mar 23 14:10:06 WST 2009

"Jon Miller" <jlmiller at mmtnetworks.com.au> writes:

> We are using dovecot for pop3 and postfix as the mta.  Whenever a user
> tries to access the mail remotely tshark is showing ?ERR
> Authentication failed.  Can anyone explain how to fix this?

The end user should type the correct password.

Seriously, you didn't give us anything much to work with here:

You mentioned that postfix is in use, but this seems to be a strictly
Dovecot related problem, right?

Have you checked the Dovecot logs for any reported errors?

What is the authentication back-end you are using?

Are you sure the user /does/ have the right password?

Does this happen for all users, or just some?

Where are the accounts coming from, the Unix password database, LDAP,
a virtual store of some kind, or what?


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