Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142014
not allowing pop3 login from user to retrieve mail
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:56 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm kinda a noob, so I appologize in advance if this is something
I have FC2 installed, users inputted, sendmail + cyrus-imapd as the
pop3 dameon. For whatever reason it will not allow a login from a
user to retrieve mail. It just won't authenticate the user, gives -
ERR [AUTH] Invalid login.
Is there something I'm missing in the config to allow a pop3 login? I
can telnet to port 110, it connects and says server ready, but does
not ask for a logon, and does not give any options. Hopefully this
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.basic sendmail/cyrus install
2.add a user, add user to mail group
3.try to retrieve mail from any pop mail client
Actual Results: Invalid logon returned from the server.
Expected Results: Should have logged in and downloaded mail to
There is quite of bit of configuration documentation in
/usr/share/doc/cyrus-imapd-*/. Start by opening a browser on
index.html in that directory.
I'm assuming you have the following line in /etc/imapd.conf:
The sasl_pwcheck_method says how authentication will be done, by
default it is set to saslauthd. saslauthd is a system service (daemon)
if its not running authentication will not work. To start the
/sbin/service saslauthd start
to have it start everytime the box is booted:
/sbin/chkconfig saslauthd on
Note, you will have to configure saslauthd to match your
authentication method, this is specified in /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd,
by default it is set to "shadow", which is your shadow password file.
saslauth is documented in /usr/share/doc/cyrus-sasl*, you can use a
variety of authentication methods, PAM is also popular and will then
perfectly reflect how any user is authtenticated on your system.
If these suggestions work for you then please close this bug report.