This problem has been covered many many times.  Check archives.  
Hint =
--with-authvchkpw \
--without-explicitsync \
--without-authpwd \
--without-authshadow \
--without-authpam \
--without-authuserdb \
--without-authcram \
--without-authldap \
--without-authmysql \
--without-authpgsql \
--without-authdaemon \

Good luck.

On Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at 08:33  PM, Rob Francis wrote:

> Hi,
> I was happily using vpopmail 5.2.1 and qmailadmin. Everything was fine.
> However, our clients demanded some form of webmail access, so after 
> trying a
> few packages, I settled for SquirrelMail (PHP pages that we could set 
> to our
> needs). SquirrelMail requires an IMAP server for authentication and
> Courier-IMAP seems to be the fastest around and recommended by most 
> groups.
> Everything worked wonderfully EXCEPT for the fact that you could only
> authenticate about 3 times before getting a username/password unknown 
> error.
> If I restart the Courier authentication daemon it works for another 3 
> times.
> I even tried setting up a cron job to run a script as root that 
> restarts the
> Courier authentication daemon every minute.
> The Courier IMAP list was the first place I searched for help but they 
> were
> adamant that the problem is with vchkpw and that I should upgrade to 
> version
> 5.3.20. I have done this but still have the same problem.
> Any suggestions? Has anyone else had this problem?


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