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Old 12-29-2006
Qmail is working. Can't log into Pop3 server

I have installed Qmail via Lifewithqmail instructions. Qmail is working fine. The user directories are getting mail. I am using the qmail pop serve with checkpassword. When I check my mail with outlook I get a message saying the user has no $home/Maildir. Everything seems to be working. I just can't log in from the outside

This is on a Redhat ES3 server.

I can telnet to the mail server from my pc
+OK <>
user sdunn
pass studboy1
-ERR authorization failed
I also tried and got the same results.

I telneted to localhost and here is what happened
[root@mail bdallas]# telnet localhost 110
Connected to localhost.localdomain (
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK <>
user sdunn
pass studboy1
-ERR this user has no $HOME/Maildir
Connection closed by foreign host.

when I run the checkpassword test it works:
[root@mail qmail-pop3d]# /var/qmail/bin/qmail-popup hello /bin/checkpassword pwd
+OK <4571.1167444213@hello>
user sdunn
pass studboy1
[root@mail qmail-pop3d]#

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
Here is my qmailctl stat

[root@mail qmail-pop3d]# qmailctl stat
/service/qmail-send: up (pid 2716) 1947 seconds
/service/qmail-send/log: up (pid 2717) 1947 seconds
/service/qmail-smtpd: up (pid 2720) 1947 seconds
/service/qmail-smtpd/log: up (pid 2715) 1947 seconds
/service/qmail-pop3d: up (pid 3300) 1422 seconds
/service/qmail-pop3d/log: up (pid 3301) 1422 seconds
messages in queue: 96
messages in queue but not yet preprocessed: 0

Here is my qmail-pop3d/run file:
exec /usr/local/bin/softlimit -m 2000000 \
/usr/local/bin/tcpserver -v -R -H -l 0 0 110 /var/qmail/bin/qmail-popup \ /bin/checkpassword /var/qmail/bin/qmail-pop3d Maildir 2>&1

I have been at this for about 9 hours now so any help will be greatly appreciated. If you need any more info just let me know.
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cvm-checkpassword(8)					      System Manager's Manual					      cvm-checkpassword(8)

cvm-checkpassword - checkpassword interface for CVM modules SYNOPSIS
cvm-checkpassword CVM Command [ arguments ... ] DESCRIPTION See the above links for details on both the CVM and checkpassword interfaces. To use this interface with qmail-pop3d(8), use the following command line: /var/qmail/bin/qmail-popup cvm-checkpassword cvm-unix /var/qmail/bin/qmail-pop3d ./Maildir/ Note: The default mode of operations for this module is to attempt to split a domain name from the account name. If this is not desirable, set $CVM_ACCOUNT_SPLIT_CHARS to an empty string. SEE ALSO
cvm-pwfile(8), cvm-qmail(8), cvm-unix(8), cvm-sql(8), cvm-vmailmgr(8), cvm-benchclient(8), cvm-testclient(8) cvm-checkpassword(8)

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