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Date:      Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:09:49 -0500
From:      "Jack L. Stone" <>
To:        Per olof Ljungmark <>,
Subject:   Re: Horde-4
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At 01:02 AM 7/21/2011 +0200, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
>On 07/20/11 22:07, Jack L. Stone wrote:
>> At 11:38 AM 7/20/2011 -0800, Beech Rintoul wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 20 July 2011 11:22:44 Beech Rintoul wrote:
>>>> On Wednesday 20 July 2011 09:47:33 Jack L. Stone wrote:
>>>>> Am running FBSD-7.x and IMAP WU + sendmail-8.4.x + MySQL-5.0.x
>>>>> Sorry to bother the list with this but have searched and read everything
>>>>> google& has to offer but I find no solution
>>>>> to an important issue I'm having with the installation of horde4.
>>>>> Although the port maintainer won't have the broken port for horde4, I
>>>>> have successfully installed Horde4 plus several common apps including,
>>>>> "IMP" app for an IMAP mail service.
>>>> All of the horde4 ports including webmail and groupware have been
>>>> and comitted. AFAIK everything is working properly. You may be missing
>>>> libs or modules, so I would suggest a reinstall.
>>>>> The problem is while I have a good install with the Horde4 base frame
>>>>> the apps, I can login to HORDE just fine, but when going to the IMAP
>>>>> my login fails. From what I understand, the same Horde login should work
>>>>> for the IMP. Reading the login scripts indicates that as well. I'm using
>>>>> MySQL (SQL) as the backend for everything that needs a backend so I may
>>>>> be able to handle a large number of users. I've installed Washington Uni
>>>>> (WU) Imap server and it's listening on the expected port 143.
>>>>> I've worked on this issue over days and weeks, including reinstalls but
>>>>> cannot login to IMP for the mail services. In Horde, I can add users
>>>>> fine and they appear in the MySQL horde database properly. I have a
>>>>> couple designated as admins.
>>>>> If anyone on this list uses horde and maybe knows what I have missed I
>>>>> would appreciate any possible tips to check on. Does IMP not use the
>>>>> login as I assUme?
>>>> Not necessarily. It all depends on your auth backend configs for both
>>>> and the apps. If you're using IMAP auth, you should be able to login
to imp
>>>> as any regular user on the mail account. It's common to use IMAP auth as
>>>> your general auth backend, that way your users will end up in the right
>>>> account. You also need either SASL auth or Dovecot auth setup along with
>>>> your auth backend. IMAP SSL is required, imp will NOT work with IMAP
>>>> login unless you hack the configs by hand (bad idea).
>>>> Finally, uncheck the "disable horde test script" box on the main horde
>>>> configs under the general tab, save your configs and navigate to
>>>> horde/test.php, there is a section near the bottom for testing your IMAP
>>>> login. If that isn't successful, you're not going to get much further. If
>>>> the option doesn't exist at all, you don't have all the modules you need.
>>>> It will also give you an idea about the state of everything else.
>>>> Hope this gets you pointed in the right direction :-)
>>>> Beech
>>> I forgot to say use SASL or Dovecot auth if you also want to access and
>>> remotely use your sendmail system outside of your horde portal. Horde imp
>>> shouldn't have any problems out of the box if your IMAP is otherwise
>>> properly.
>>> Beech
>>> --
>> Good help!
>> Should I use Dovecot or Dovecot2 ??
>We're using Cyrus-IMAP so I cannot help you with that, but did you 
>configure your imapserver in
>/usr/local/www/horde4/imp/config/backends.php ?
>Specifically the line
>'hordeauth' =
>This file itself has a lot of useful information on imap settings.
>I assume you checked the imap server log files?
>While on the Horde4 subject, we are running a test installation and find 
>the perfermance of H4 to be considerably slower the its predecessor.
>Did anyone here experience this?

Yes, I did configure the IMP backends.php or as I recall backends.local.php
to override the original settings file.

Dunno about the speed as I have never enjoyed that level of use.


Happy trails,
Jack L. Stone

System Admin

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