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I have courier installed and squirrelmail etc... When I try to login to squirrelmail with a user account it give me an error saying "connection dropped by imap server". When ...
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    Can't authenticate with IMAP


    I have courier installed and squirrelmail etc... When I try to login to squirrelmail with a user account it give me an error saying "connection dropped by imap server". When I try to login with an account not on the system it says wrong username or invalid password. courierauthtest does not work either for any account on the system. I looked at courier-config and noticed the arguement --without-authpwd. Shouldn't this be --with-authpwd since this is the module which gets all the password information from my system?

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    The best way to debug exactly what is happening would be to see the raw transaction. To do this, you can run:

    Code:
    telnet localhost 143
    Then it will prompt you with:

    Code:
    Trying 0.0.0.0...
    Connected to 0.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS CHILDREN NAMESPACE THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES SORT QUOTA IDLE ACL ACL2=UNION STARTTLS] Courier-IMAP ready. Copyright 1998-2004 Double Precision, Inc.  See COPYING for distribution information.
    Once you see this, type:

    Code:
    . login username password
    This will show you the actual error.

    Let us know how this works out.

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