[kwlug-disc] next issue: imaps server not running

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Aug 17 12:13:28 EDT 2009

Quoting "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>:

>   solved one problem, moved on to the next.  now that i got my
> /etc/aliases.db file, i can see (on my newly-upgraded etch system) that
> mail is being delivered, but is not available from other systems via,
> for instances, horde or thunderbird.
>   those client systems are configured to connect to port 993 (which,
> according to /etc/services, is IMAP over SSL, which makes perfect
> sense).  but netstat on the alleged mail server shows me that nothing
> is listening on that port.
>   everything else seems to be running fine, but nothing listening on
> that port to accept client connections.  what's supposed to be running
> for that to happen?  thanks.

   never mind -- the dovecot.conf file had been reset and didn't list  
"imaps" as a supported protocol.  i just added it back in, restarted  
dovecot, and things started to work.  *sigh*.


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