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On Thursday 03 July 2003 19:23, Kiril Todorov wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 10:02:54AM +0100, Howard Miller wrote:
> > Hi again,
> >
> > Further to my previous email (follows), I have discovered something else.
> >
> > I created a new user. I can send mail to that user and it correctly ends
> > up in the Maildir. BUT.... vchkpw does not authenticate that user ever -
> > always an error. Stranger still, the failure is *not* logged (unlike the
> > "intermittent" users).
> >
> > Something is broken!! Any pointers appreciated.
> >
> > Howard
> Hello Howard, give us more info first?
> what is the _exact_ error message on the client side?

Messages - this is what I think, I am about 80% sure....
When POP3 authentication fails, maillog file contains the line..

vchkpw: login success [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

On my Mac at home the mail app polls every couple of minutes, so I get quite a 
few of these messages (c. 10 an hour?), but it does not materially affect the 
operation of mail.

sqwebmail sometimes does not authorise but AFAIK there is never an error 
message, so it may be something else - but it seems a bit of a coincidence. 
When this does not work, my feeling is that you have to try loads of times 
before it does, or just leave it for ten minutes, but again its hard to put 
my finger on.

> what happens if you telnet to port 110 of the server and try to
> auth the user manualy?

It works fine, but it might well do anyway as the problem is intermittent.

> what options did you compile vpopmail with?


> what's your pop3d run script?

I am using xinet, so...

service pop3
        disable                 = no
        socket_type             = stream
        protocol                = tcp
        wait                    = no
        user                    = root
        server                  = /var/qmail/bin/qmail-popup
        server_args             = /home/vpopmail/bin/vchkpw 
/var/qmail/bin/qmail-pop3d Maildir
        log_type                = FILE /var/log/xinetd.log
        log_on_success          = HOST
        log_on_failure          = HOST RECORD

(There are no errors in xinetd.log)

> stuff like that ;>

...again, any help appreciated!

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