Re: FW: IMAP + QMAIL
That's a strong possibility. If you're using shadow and WU uses getpwnam rather than
getspnam, it won't get the password and won't be able to authenticate. Does WU IMAP
support PAM authentication? That would make your life easier if it can be built with
PAM support since then the actual authentication checking is done is shared libraries.
I've been a longtime qmail (with maildirs) user and I highly recommend the use of
maildirs rather than the old mailbox files. The only imap server I've gotten to work
satisfactorily for me is courier-imap. This is a maildir-only imap server which I
found naturally enough on the qmail web site. The link is:
"Wesley A. Wannemacher" wrote:
> I recently rebuilt a Linux box here at our office,
> I am trying to set the machine up to do email for us.
> I have successfully installed qmail, now I would like
> to get WU IMAP up and running. The software is building
> just fine, I even hacked the code to make it read the
> ~/Mailbox instead of the /var/spool/mail/$USER file.
> Now everytime I try to connect to the server with an
> IMAP client, I cannot authenticate. I think this has
> something to do with shadow, but I am not completely
> sure. Any help is appreciated.
> Wesley Wannemacher
> Network Administrator, Instructor
> Northwestern College
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