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Date:      Fri, 19 Sep 2003 15:29:15 -0500
From:      "Voith Consulting" <>
To:        "'Danny Pansters'" <>
Subject:   RE: Imap configuration question.
Message-ID:  <000001c37eec$b54f98a0$6401a8c0@Voith1>
In-Reply-To: <>

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You may be correct. Here is some more info.

It appears I do have a pam server running and the configuration file
contains a line for imap server (it also does not have two additional
lines recommended by the pkg-description of /usr/ports/mail/imap-uw. 

My login attempts are logged to the console by imapd as "Login disabled
user=..." (A clue!). So is it telling me that imapd has logins disabled
or pam or what do you suppose?

Thanks again!

-----Original Message-----
From: Danny Pansters [] 
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 1:53 PM
To: Voith Consulting
Subject: Re: Imap configuration question.

On Friday 19 September 2003 19:55, Voith Consulting wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently started up a FreeBSD system (4.8 Stable) and as part of
> the post install selected the imap-uw-2002 server. So the install is
> from packages rather than ports. I looked at some of the archived
> imap questions but they all assume one is building it. Is there a way
> to figure out how it has been compiled? It seems to magically run
> (telnet to localhost 143 gets a response although I don't know any
> low level commands to verify more) but my login always fails. Isn't
> there some user configuration I have to do? Its as if the logins are
> disabled or something but I cannot find any information on imapd
> configuration files or the like. The imapd man page is devoid of any
> configuration info.
> I am trying to access the server from a win XP box by configuring an
> email account to reference an imap server on the local net using my
> Freebsd  login name as the user name and my Freebsd password as the
> password. I also try the same thing on the FreeBSD system itself
> using netscape +mail. In both cases it asks me for a password but
> always fails the login.

Never used UW's imapd, but sounds like its using the wrong 
authentication module. Try using PAM. BSD doeasn't use shadow passords 
like Linux does, perhaps that's the default setting though.



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