Trying to set up mail server - help!
I am very new to Linux. We had an Exchange server running for our mail for years and it recently crashed. Rather than rebuild it we decided to switch to Linux. So far, however, we haven't gotten things working.
I am using Fedora Core 5, Sendmail, dovecot, and eventually squirrelmail. I've been using Webmin to administer things because frankly I don't have much of a clue when it comes to the command line yet.
We got Sendmail configured correctly, so we're able to receive mail and send mail. Using Webmin I can look at the user mailboxes and see that mail has come in, and I can reply to mails and they go out fine.
The problem is with dovecot. I've been fiddling with the config for weeks and finally got it to load, but I can't log into it with a mail client to receive mail. I'm using pop3 right now because I use Outlook Express and Thunderbird mail clients. The error I get is that my authentication failed, so I'm assuming something is wrong somewhere with the password file? I went to the dovecot web site and tried their default config, but get the same error.