Title: RE: [vchkpw] Smtp Auth with VPopmail

Thanks for the inf  I have it setup right now.  I have one last problem.  When I do authenticate through smtp auth, it can't find the user.  Here is the log entry:

Feb 13 02:14:59 cssimsp0 vpopmail[21457]: [ID 997931 mail.notice] vchkpw-smtp: vpopmail user not found [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

I know this user exists.  I can login with this user in courier-imap.  Do you know of any reasons why it can't find that user?

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Collins [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] Smtp Auth with VPopmail

On Feb 12, 2004, at 3:45 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> One question.  Does smtp auth force users to authenticate when using
> smtp or does it just provide the option to authenticate?  I am able to
> send email through smtp without authenticating.  If I try to
> authenticate through smtp, it will do that also.  It isn't forcing
> authentication.  Any ideas?

On a properly configured system, a connection that provides SMTP AUTH
information can send email to any address.

Connections that don't provide SMTP AUTH can only send to domains
hosted locally on that server.

*** If you are able to send mail to a domain like hotmail.com or
yahoo.com without authenticating (and not from localhost or any other
IP you've set up to allow relaying in /home/vpopmail/etc/tcp.smtp),
then you messed something up.

Check the qmail-smtpd/run file to make sure you're passing the proper
parameters to qmail-smtpd.  Older patches required a hostname between
qmail-smtpd and the path to vchkpw.  If you're using the "current"
patch (contrib/qmail-smtpd-auth-0.4.2.tar.gz, from
http://www.fehcom.de/qmail/smtpauth.html) then you shouldn't have the

One way to tell if you've set up qmail-smtpd/run correctly is to try
authenticating with a random username and password.  If they work, then
qmail-smtpd isn't calling vchkpw to authenticate.

Tom Collins  -  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
QmailAdmin: http://qmailadmin.sf.net/  Vpopmail: http://vpopmail.sf.net/
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