Category: Email Servers

Information And Howtos About Email Servers Such As Postfix, Dovecot, Maildrop, Sendmail

Email was the first “killer app” of the early Internet and today millions of emails are sent every day using a variety of emails servers such as postfix and sendmail. This section looks at how to use and configure email servers for sending and receiving email, mail filtering with services such as maildrop and procmail, and POP and IMAP servers such as Courier IMAP and Dovecot.

Dovecot dead but subsys locked error

When you restart dovecot, if it won’t start up again it’s likely the process crashed on startup but left the subsys lockfile in place. This prevents dovecot from starting up again. If you run /etc/init.d/dovecot status and get the error message "dovecot dead but subsys locked" then you have this problem.

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Spamassassion connection refused

If you get a message like the one following, then you are filtering emails through spamassasin using /usr/bin/spamc but the spamassassin service is not running. connect(AF_INET) to spamd at 127.0.0.1 failed, retrying (#1 of 3): Connection refused.

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