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I have installed Postfix. Postfix was configured. I can telnet to Postfix. Postfix is accepting mail correctly from the outside world. I have installed Courier-IMAP. Courier-IMAP configuration has been left ...
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    Please help me sort out my e-mail problem


    I have installed Postfix.
    Postfix was configured. I can telnet to Postfix. Postfix is accepting mail correctly from the outside world.

    I have installed Courier-IMAP.
    Courier-IMAP configuration has been left default. I can telnet to Courier-IMAP.

    I have created a UNIX user account (user name: lol) (password: 11).

    I am using Thunderbird as my mail client. Thunderbird can see both SMTP (Postfix) and IMAP (Courier-IMAP) servers. I am using the user name "lol" and password "11" to login - the problem is that Thunderbird is saying I have the wrong user name and password.

    I have tried logging in via Telnet, and this is what I get:
    telnet localhost 143
    Trying ::1...
    Connected to localhost.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS CHILDREN NAMESPACE THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES SORT QUOTA IDLE ACL ACL2=UNION] Courier-IMAP ready. Copyright 1998-2008 Double Precision, Inc. See COPYING for distribution information.
    AB LOGIN "lol" "11"
    * BYE [ALERT] Fatal error: No such file or directory: No such file or directory
    Connection closed by foreign host.
    What have I done wrong?

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    telnet localhost 143
    Trying ::1...
    Connected to localhost.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS CHILDREN NAMESPACE THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES SORT QUOTA IDLE ACL ACL2=UNION] Courier-IMAP ready. Copyright 1998-2008 Double Precision, Inc. See COPYING for distribution information.
    AB LOGIN "lol" "11"
    * BYE [ALERT] Fatal error: No such file or directory: No such file or directory
    Connection closed by foreign host.
    Could it be as simple as that you put your user name and password in quotes?

    $ telnet imap.example.com 143
    Trying 10.0.0.12...
    Connected to imap.example.com.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS CHILDREN NAMESPACE THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THRE
    AD=REFERENCES SORT QUOTA IDLE AUTH=CRAM-MD5 SMAP1 KEYWORDS ACL ACL2=UNION STARTT
    LS XMAGICTRASH] Courier-IMAP ready. Copyright 1998-2008 Double Precision, Inc.
    See COPYING for distribution information.
    0 login testuser testpass
    Tutorial: troubleshooting IMAP server configuration

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