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    Can't get squirrelmail to work

    I'm hoping someone can help me. They will need super l33t skillz to weed through my own confusion and help me figure myself out.

    I've been working on this for days. I have followed flurdys guide for setting up a mail server using postfix and courier (i guess it's using it) but can't get squirrelmail to work for the life of me.

    Here is what (I think) I know.

    Mail works. You know, I type "mail" it tells me my new mail, i can read, reply, etc. I can recieve and send to wherever, using a comcast server as a relay.

    phases@superstickphase.com

    It users the regular unix mail dir, var/spool/mail for new mail, seems to store non-new mails in /home/phases/mbox

    I've been tailing mail.log and mysql.log during all this.

    What I want to do is use squirrelmail for this! Can I? Or must I use the virtual directory that squirrelmail keeps looking for when I try to log in. It doesn't find it and IMAP drops my connection:

    /var/spool/mail/virtual/phases

    there is a vitual folder, but no phases inside.

    I've added a phases folder, played with sym links to /var/spool/mail/phases, messed with dir's it points to in phpmyadmin when it authenticates, I just can't get it to work.

    Anyone have any insight? I just want to setup squirrelmail to work with the standard unix mail system. (I guess?)
    Every forum should have a Phases.

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    Re: Can't get squirrelmail to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Phases View Post
    It users the regular unix mail dir, var/spool/mail for new mail, seems to store non-new mails in /home/phases/mbox
    I think this is your problem,
    If you're using virtual email accounts, they should not end up on actual Linux account home folders

    You may want to re-check your postfix config against the tutorial to make sure you haven't missed anything

    All email (both unread & read) should be under /var/mail/virtual/<account>/

    *edit*
    try double checking the entries in the users table on MySQL
    make sure "home" is specified as "/var/spool/mail/virtual"
    Last edited by amauk; November 20th, 2008 at 03:47 PM.

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    Re: Can't get squirrelmail to work

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah in sql it's set up right, here is the last bit of my mail.log when I try to connect, too:

    Nov 20 09:57:05 phases78s1 authdaemond: Authenticated: clearpasswd=mypassword, passwd=<null>
    Nov 20 09:57:05 phases78s1 imapd: chdir /var/spool/mail/virtual/phases/: No such file or directory

    and I get the "ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server."

    In my main.cf for postfix, I do see this:

    # this specifies where the virtual mailbox folders will be located
    virtual_mailbox_base = /var/spool/mail/virtual

    but, it's not using it and there's no 'phases' folder inside virtual.

    Here is my whole main.cf file. Excuse the mess, been trial and erroring:

    Code:
    # See /usr/share/postfix/main.cf.dist for a commented, more complete version
    
    # This is already done in /etc/mailname
    myhostname = /etc/mailname
    
    # Debian specific:  Specifying a file name will cause the first
    # line of that file to be used as the name.  The Debian default
    # is /etc/mailname.
    #myorigin = /etc/mailname
    myorigin = superstickphase.com
    
    smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (SSP)
    biff = no
    
    # appending .domain is the MUA's job.
    append_dot_mydomain = no
    
    # Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
    #delay_warning_time = 4h
    
    readme_directory = no
    
    # TLS parameters
    smtpd_tls_cert_file=/etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem
    smtpd_tls_key_file=/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
    smtpd_use_tls=yes
    smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
    smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache
    
    #relayhost =
    
    relayhost = [smtp.comcast.net]:587
    smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes
    smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/comcast/comcast_passwd
    smtp_sasl_security_options =
    
    #relayhost = [smtp.gmail.com]:587
    #smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes
    #smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
    #smtp_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
    #smtp_tls_CAfile = /etc/postfix/cacert.pem
    #smtp_use_tls = yes
    
    # See /usr/share/doc/postfix/TLS_README.gz in the postfix-doc package for
    # information on enabling SSL in the smtp client.
    
    myhostname = superstickphase.com
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
    myorigin = /etc/mailname
    mydestination = superstickphase.com, superstickphase.com', phases78s1, localhost.localdomain, localhost
    #mynetworks = 127.0.0.0/8 [::ffff:127.0.0.0]/104 [::1]/128
    mynetworks = 192.0.0.0/8 127.0.0.0/8 [::ffff:127.0.0.0]/104 [::1]/128 192.168.0.0/16
    mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
    mailbox_size_limit = 0
    recipient_delimiter = +
    inet_interfaces = all
    mynetworks_style = host
    #masquerade_domains = sub.domain.com !sub.dyndomain.com
    #masquerade_exceptions = root
    
    local_recipient_maps =
    
    # how long if undelivered before sending warning update to sender
    delay_warning_time = 1h
    # will it be a permanent error or temporary
    unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 450
    # how long to keep message on queue before return as failed.
    # some have 3 days, I have 16 days as I am backup server for some people
    # whom go on holiday with their server switched off.
    maximal_queue_lifetime = 7d
    # max and min time in seconds between retries if connection failed
    minimal_backoff_time = 1000s
    maximal_backoff_time = 8000s
    # how long to wait when servers connect before receiving rest of data
    smtp_helo_timeout = 60s
    # how many address can be used in one message.
    # effective stopper to mass spammers, accidental copy in whole address list
    # but may restrict intentional mail shots.
    smtpd_recipient_limit = 100
    # how many error before back off.
    smtpd_soft_error_limit = 3
    # how many max errors before blocking it.
    smtpd_hard_error_limit = 12
    
    # Requirements for the HELO statement
    smtpd_helo_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, warn_if_reject reject_non_fqdn_hostname, reject_invalid_hostname, permit
    # Requirements for the sender details
    smtpd_sender_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, warn_if_reject reject_non_fqdn_sender, reject_unknown_sender_domain, reject_unauth_pipelining, permit
    # Requirements for the connecting server
    smtpd_client_restrictions = reject_rbl_client sbl.spamhaus.org, reject_rbl_client blackholes.easynet.nl, reject_rbl_client dnsbl.njabl.org
    # Requirement for the recipient address
    smtpd_recipient_restrictions = reject_unauth_pipelining, permit_mynetworks, reject_non_fqdn_recipient, reject_unknown_recipient_domain, reject_unauth_destination, permit smtpd_da$
    
    # require proper helo at connections
    smtpd_helo_required = yes
    # waste spammers time before rejecting them
    smtpd_delay_reject = yes
    disable_vrfy_command = yes
    
    # not sure of the difference of the next two
    # but they are needed for local aliasing
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
    # this specifies where the virtual mailbox folders will be located
    virtual_mailbox_base = /var/spool/mail/virtual
    # this is for the mailbox location for each user
    virtual_mailbox_maps = mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql_mailbox.cf
    # and their user id
    virtual_uid_maps = mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql_uid.cf
    # and group id
    virtual_gid_maps = mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql_gid.cf
    # and this is for aliases
    virtual_alias_maps = mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql_alias.cf
    # and this is for domain lookups
    virtual_mailbox_domains = mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql_domains.cf
    # this is how to connect to the domains (all virtual, but the option is there)
    # not used yet
    # transport_maps = mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql_transport.cf
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    Re: Can't get squirrelmail to work

    can you send yourself an email, then post the error logs for postfix

    Code:
    tail -20 /var/log/mail.err

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    Re: Can't get squirrelmail to work

    Sent one from CLI to myself and from gmail, and got no errors generated there.
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    Re: Can't get squirrelmail to work

    well,
    I'm fresh out of ideas unfortunately

    other than go back through the tutorial and ensure everything's setup correctly

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    Re: Can't get squirrelmail to work

    Yeah, I've been up and down that thing 100 times, but I musta missed something and will keep trying.

    No worries though, I do appreciate it. I've been posting on the tutorial thread for days and you're the only person who's offered to try to help. My posts there have just turned into a running log of my progress.

    I DO like to figure things out on my own though, so no real biggie I'm just getting worn out lol. And the funny thing is I don't even need it. I only set this up so I could put together a mailing list for my website, which what I have now will (well, should, never done this before..) work fine for.

    It's just bugging me that I can't get it.

    Thanks again!
    Last edited by Phases; November 20th, 2008 at 06:05 PM.
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