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How do I reload enitre mbox file into the inbox folder in Dovecot?

I accidentally lost all my e-mails except for those in the inbox folder while changing the server configuration. I can still see the entire history of the mail server in the mbox file but I can't seem ...
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How to migrate from mbox to maildir++ layout in Dovecot?

I followed the official Dovecot guide for configuring the mailbox to allow child folders and all the folders I created before changing the configuration disappeared. In ~/mail I still have the old ...
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Unable to browse mail subfolders on iOS clients with specific server. Dovecot and Maildir

This is a bit of an odd one, and I'd appreciate any advice. If this is better for ServerFault instead, let me know. I don't think this belongs in AskDifferent or similar. While I am talking about a ...
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Configuring dsync between two dovecot instances for only one single user?

In case my reading of Replication with dsync is correct, the goal of syncing the folders for one user between two mail servers should be obtainable by ensuring userdb returns noreplicate for all but ...
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Horde/ingo filter with dovecot sieve not matching From

I have the following sieve script (generated by Horde's ingo program): if address :all :comparator "i;ascii-casemap" :contains "From" "Apotheke" { discard; stop; ...
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Dovecot and two places for messages

We use Dovecot with Maildir uncompressed storage, bu also want to play with compression and/or Dbox storage format. Is there any way I can keep one mailbox or one mail domain as "new" format ...
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Postfix/Dovecot: mail queue is empty, but emails still don't get delivered until the server is rebooted

I am running an Ubuntu 22.04 server with Postfix, Dovecot, Amavis, and SpamAssassin. A couple months ago, I noticed I hadn't gotten emails from the server in about a month. I sshed in and ran mailq ...
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Serve SSL certificate directly from PostFix / Dovecot to Thunderbird WITHOUT webserver

Webserver host: web.example.nl Mailserver host: mail.example.nl Mail user: [email protected] (letsencrypt cert issued for this domain) I am trying to setup a new mailserver on mail.example.nl that doesn't ...
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Dovecot expunge all emails marked as deleted regardless of folder

I have asked the following question elsewhere on StackExchange, and I was pointed here as the best place to ask the question. The response said that I need to use doveadm which is what I expected. ...
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Postfix - SASL PLAIN authentication failed: Connection lost to authentication server

I set up an email server using Cyberpanel (which uses dovecot + postfix internally). I have some ticketing software hooked up to the email server that bulk sends emails (currently trying to send ...
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How to forward and change the origin of a message via Dovecot Sieve script

I want to forward an incoming mail to another recipient. However, the recipient is only accepting mails from my email address. Is it possible to forward a mail and change the sender via Sieve? The ...
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Postfixadmin sending of e-mail fails with an error

I recently installed a mail server on a Debian with postfix/dovecot with postfixadmin to manage virtual users but when sending a mail to users it doesn't reach the destination and the logs return me ...
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550 5.1.1 <[email protected]> User doesn't exist: [email protected] (in reply to RCPT TO command))

this is just killing me I really need fix it, well I'm setting up a Postfix Dovecot Sasl server in Gentoo with a FQDN for my personal domain and till now I can't surpass this May 27 21:11:05 mail ...
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Mailboxes on new server don't have INBOX prefix. How can I add it?

My web host moved my account from a cPanel system to a DirectAdmin system. They seem to have messed up my mailbox hierarchy in the move. In Apple Mail I've always had the IMAP prefix set to INBOX. But ...
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How to get Postfix and Dovecot working with an existing Kerberos realm?

I now have a Kerberos realm like MYDOMAIN.CH, an admin server and a principal of root/admin, as well as the realm master password and the root/admin principal password. Now I want to get Kerberos ...
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Two-piece mail server, working out sender_login and verified_recipient validation

TL:DR I'm trying to figure out how to get one postfix server to ask another whether a incoming email's recipient address is valid, or if an outgoing email's sender address is a valid email/alias for ...
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unauthorized access to dovecot services

Recently i was enable mail-relay to 3rd party tool, suddenly i found 1000 of emails are going as a spam everyday to unknown users i disable the mail-relay ,but still we facing some one login our ...
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Dovecot- how to use virtual "All" and virtual "Flagged" mailbox (15-mailboxes.conf)

Using Dovecot with a Maildir set-up, I am trying to get the virtual "All" and virtual "Flagged" mailboxes to work. I have gotten all the other typical mailboxes working (Archive, ...
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Postfix and Dovecot Virtual Mailboxes

I have been setting up a home mail server on my Raspberry Pi using Dovecot and Postfix. This is all very new to me, and I've struggled my way through. Now I'm on to trying to setup virtual mailboxes, ...
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postfix/dovecot on ubuntu Thunderbird client can't save messages to sent folder

My problem is that TB can't save messages to the Sent folder In users home directories there are mail folders which in turn have Maildir folders so the actual mail directory for users is mail/Maildir ...
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How to create subfolder on mailbox trough Dovecot

On a CentOS 7 machine running Postfix and Dovecot how would one create subfolder named 'Bulk' in a inbox? Like 'INBOX.Bulk'. I thought to use the maildirmake command but this returns "maildirmake ...
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Thunderbird/email server slow when firewall is up

In short, I'm running Postfix and Dovecot on a server and everything is working. The issue is that when sending mail with the firewall up, Thunderbird hangs for about 10 seconds before sending a ...
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Dovecot LDA to deliver to 2 servers at once

I'd like to build robust mail system that can withstand outages. For this purpose I rent 2 servers (lets call it mx1 and mx2) in 2 different datacenters, set up Exim on both as SMTP, and Dovecot as ...
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Where is dovecot installed on Mac?

I am attempting to set up pop3 and smtp server on my mac mini (OS X 10.15.7, Catalina). I found postfix already installed based on the fact that "com.apple.postfix.master.plist" and "...
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Postfix: inbound and outbound relay with store and forward - advice needed

My ISP blocks port 25, so I'd like to setup a store and forward inbound and outbound postfix server (relay-server) that communicates with a mailstore server (mailstore-server), which is unable to ...
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Change mail subject with sieve based on content

I have a mailserver with dovecot and sieve enabled. My bank sends me a mail when an incoming/ougoing transaction is made. However, it's a general subject "Transaction occured", the actual ...
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FInding 'server log' referred to in this postfix error

This is a bit embarassing, but I'm stuck at the first step of debugging a postfix+dovecot setup on Debian after following this guide. Sending email from my server works, but receiving doesn't. I get ...
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How do I create a sieve script in dovecot that sends a vacation autoreply from the userdb, like LDAP?

The sieve vacation described at https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5230 allows a vacation message to be defined and sent by dovecot. By default, the text of the vacation message is hardcoded in the ...
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Dovecot: Relative home directory paths not supported

I got a problem with dovecot, I have an external disk with all the emails in the Maildir format, I mounted this disk in Linux and for each user, I created a symbolic link (with ln -s) and then i ...
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Postfix: Allow sending only from virtual users used by dovecot

So I have set up my postfix server with dovecot according to this tutorial. Receiving emails works fine, sending them too. But these days I had the problem that my postfix started sending emails from ...
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Not receiving emails (no bounced errors) but can send out emails - Postfix, Dovecot, Webmin/Virtualmin

I'm using CentOS with Postfix, Dovecot, Webmin/Virtualmin. I can't seem to receive emails for all addresses for one of our virtual servers configured via Webmin/Virtualmin. But I can send out (and it ...
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Cannot connect to POP3 on Dovecot

I installed Postfix and Dovecot on Ubuntu 18.04. I tested sending and receiving emails via telnet. Everything works from localhost. This is a droplet on DigitalOcean. From any remote system, I can ...
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dovecot configuration with lmtp and vmail user - INBOX directly created in Maildir, missing Junk, Trash, etc. folders

Here's my dovecot.conf (I don't have a conf.d). listen = * ssl = required ssl_cert = </etc/letsencrypt/live/domain.tld/fullchain.pem ssl_key = </etc/letsencrypt/live/domain.tld/privkey.pem ...
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Dovecot 2.2 - can diffie-hellman params file be symlinked to pre-existing one?

I'm installing Dovecot 2.2 (limited to 2.2 in CentOS 8), on a VERY lightweight server (1GB RAM, 1 core). The problem I'm facing is that Dovecot insists on generating its own Diffie-Hellman parameters ...
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Dovecot and two types of password encryption in virtual user's DB field

I need to migrate from Courier IMAP to Dovecot IMAP. Can Dovecot IMAP use two types of encrypted passwords on a virtual user's database password field? I have database with a password field that is ...
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Outlook creates IMAP folders two (or more) levels deep with dovecot ... where are they?

I'm dealing with an issue where messages were stored two levels deep in an Outlook 2016 IMAP profile. The IMAP server is dovecot. Like: INBOX/ folder1/ folder1sub1/ folder1sub2/ ...
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Roundcube issues after server upgrade (Debian 10, PHP7)

I have upgraded my DigitalOcean droplet from Debian 8 to Debian 10, as well as upgraded PHP from PHP5 to PHP7.3. I also upgrade RoundCube to 1.4.2. Everything seems to work fine. I see no obvious ...
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Have sendmail authenticate users against dovecot (or passwd-style files)

I have set up a Debian 10 mail server with sendmail and dovecot+virtual users in preparation of a migration (the old server is also running sendmail + dovecot, but older versions and with "real" users)...
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How can i view mail using doveadm?

I have mail sent to my dovecot inbox and I can see that there are unread emails. If I run: doveadm -f table mailbox status -u bob all INBOX I get: mailbox messages recent uidnext uidvalidity unseen ...
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How to make Dovecot maildir format emails be gziped using zlib

I activate compression plugin by set following on Dovecot: # /etc/dovecot/conf.d/20-imap.conf (...) protocol imap { mail_plugins = $mail_plugins zlib } # /etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-plugin.conf (...) ...
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sendmail does not recognize the local host name

Recently I'm learning Sendmail in CentOS,But I have got some prombles when I am following the tutorial on youtube. I have followed the steps in the video, but when I try to test the Sendmail with the ...
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Postfix/Dovecot mailserver with neomutt

I set up a mailserver on Archlinux with Dovecot and Postfix. I setup a Domain including SSL, MX records, DMARC etc. Everything works fine except that I have trouble using it in Neomutt. To add the ...
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dovecot: I get the certificate on localhost, but not from outside

I had a dovecot/postfix/fail2ban setup running perfectly fine until some days ago: When I connect from outside (e.g. my localhost) I get CONNECTED(000002F8) write:errno=10054 --- no peer certificate ...
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How connect Dovecot with Postfix in docker-compose

I made mail server with this tutorial. Everything works, but I want to put mysql, postfix and dovecot in containers. I used mysql image. I made Postfix container for my own. I have no problem ...
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Thunderbird authenticating with dovecot fails in 0 secs without username

I have set up Dovecot with effective configuration (with dovecot -n) # 2.3.7.2 (3c910f64b): /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf # OS: Linux 5.2.15-200.fc30.x86_64 x86_64 Fedora release 30 (Thirty) # Hostname: &...
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Retrieve emails from different folders in Office 365 with getmail in mbox format and Dovecot

I have an Office 365 account who has multiple folders (mailboxes). With getmail I can retrieve all emails from all mailboxes with the following configuration: [retriever] type=SimpleIMAPSSLRetriever ...
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Postfix flush changes messages date

I'm using postfix with dovecot as smtp/imap server stack. Quotas are configured in dovecot for users, but i'm facing a date problem: When messages are kept in postfix queue, frequently cause of imap ...
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Dovecot - exclude LDAP locked accounts

I have installed Dovecot with LDAP; everything works fine except that the users I attempted to lock using pwdAccountLockedTime are still able to login. Here is my ldap.conf.ext file: hosts = myldap ...
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Error when trying to create a self-signed certificate for my mail server

I am configuring my mail server and when I try to create a self-signed SSL certificate something happens. When I first executed the script, an error ocurred which was that the /etc/dovecot/ssl was ...
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Why Thunderbird cannot read root@localhost email?

I'm using Postfix for sending emails, Dovecot as POP3 and Thunderbird. I can't login as root in Dovecot and Thunderbird doesn't show emails of root@localhost while it can show emails of other users. ...
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