On 5.11.2002 21:29 Uhr, "Mike Dobson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I installed qmail and vpopmail about a week ago... at first I could send via
> SMTP just fine using username / passwd, now it bombs with the RCPTHOSTS
> message. I'm using username%domain.com and I've got the clearopensmtp in my
> crontab. Anyone have any ideas?
> The docs say that vpopmail supports "pop-before-smtp" and "roaming users"
> rather than remote SMTP auth... am I just not using this service properly?
> Thanx in advance!
What Linux-Flavor are you using? If you are a Debian user try this, it
helped me a lot:
Zeno Davatz writes:
> So you also suggest not using the binaries from the Debian packages
> for my Mail-setup?
This is my recommendation for the easiest and best vpopmail setup on Debian.
This is from memory, so I might be missing something:
* Add Gerrit Pape's repository to your apt sources list. Install the qmail
package. This will install qmail, including the necessary uids and gids:
* Install the qmail-run package. This will setup qmail as the mail transfer
agent under daemontools. This will uninstall exim or whatever MTA you
already have installed.
* Change the /var/qmail/rc file to deliver to Maildir. This will break mail
for local users and cause the mail system not to work as it would on a
standard Debian system. The "mail" program, for example, does not work with
Maildir. But for a POP toaster using vpopmail, this doesn't really matter.
The file should look like this:
exec env - PATH="/var/qmail/bin:$PATH" \
* By default, the qmail-run package sets up qmail to log to syslog, as is
standard for Debian. However, the daemontools method (as setup by
qmail-conf) is much better, in my opinion. Fix the qmail-send and
qmail-smtpd services to do this. qmail-smtpd may already be setup this way.
In the log directory of the service directory (say /service/qmail-send/log),
change main to be a symlink to the log directory, say /var/log/qmail-send.
Change the run script for the log service to be as follows:
exec setuidgid qmaill multilog t ./main
* Install vpopmail from source. The Debian packages are pretty old and seem
to be buggy, at least the last time I tried.
* Change the run script for qmail-smtpd (/service/qmail-smtpd/run) to use
vpopmail. The tcp.smtp.cdb file needs to point to the one in the vpopmail
home directory (ex. /home/vpopmail/etc/tcp.smtp.cdb). This step makes
* Install a qmail-pop3d service. The easiest way to do this is qmail-conf.
You could use qmail-conf to redo all the qmail services, but it is easier to
stick with the ones that qmail-run sets up:
* Allow incoming connections to pop3d. By default, it does not allow any
connections. There is an add-client script in
/var/qmail/service/qmail-pop3d that can be used. To simply allow
connections from everywhere, create an empty tcp file and run the Makefile.
You will need to run the Makefile after using add-client.
* Change the qmail-pop3d run script to use vpopmail. It needs to use vchkpw
as the checkpassword program. Change this to your vchkpw program (ex.
/home/vpopmail/bin/vchkpw). The parameter to be changed is the second
parameter to qmail-popup.
* Restart all of the services:
svc -t /service/qmail-*
* You can make things easier if you add /var/qmail/bin and the vpopmail bin
directory to root's PATH.
David Phillips <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>