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Re: [Dovecot] Why is dovecot involved in my smtp process Steve Campbell Thu Feb 23 09:00:24 2012



On 2/23/2012 10:47 AM, Charles Marcus wrote:
On 2012-02-23 10:16 AM, Steve Campbell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Why is dovecot involved in my smtp processes

Because you told it to?
Where did I tell it to do this.

and how do I fix this.

Depends on what your intent is - what MTA you use - how it is configured - etc...

Sendmail - pretty much default except I'm trying to use port submission (587).
I've got some very mad users.

Don't make changes to an existing and/or go live with a new system without properly testing?

Unfortunately, switching over to a new server didn't show me most of the problems until after it had run a while. Dovecot is probably a great application, but the wiki sucks when you run sendmail, the help files are a little vague and run me around in circles. I postponed (actually move the server back to the old server) for a week to fix the problems I ran into upon first putting it into server. After fixing those, it was only later that the last batch of problems showed up.

You right that I should have tested more, but that's not what I need to be hearing right now. Most of my conversions go without problems and I've been doing this for quite a few years (decades).
The 10-auth.conf file is pretty much
stock except for allowing plain text logins.

This file is irrelevant unless you have your MTA configured to use dovecot-sasl... dovecot only *assists* an MTA in authenticating, it isn't an MTA.

My sendmail configs don't even list dovecot.

steve