Well, of course right after I posted the message below, I found the section on vchkpw that I missed becuase I went off to the document on installing pop3d that did nottake vpopmail into account.
So that is now working - although I'm still not finding any logs from vchkpw which I do need to work. Also the install problem remains on courier-imap, so if someone has a suggestion on that, I would appreciate it. -Ron ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 17:15:03 -0400 (EDT) From: Ron E. <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: major problems with new install Dear All, I have been struggling with this for far too long: Here's where it's at: I've got qmail up and running fine, delivering into maildirs. I installed vpopmail and added a virtual domain and a user within it. Mail is delivered to this user no problem. I then set up qmail-pop3d according to: http://www.lifewithqmail.org/lwq.html#pop-imap-servers All seemed to be well, I can connect to the pop3 server but I cannot authenticate either as the user id, the user id @virtualdomain or userid%virtualdomain -- using the correct password, I get authentication failure with a status 256 in the pop3dlog and that's it. I have tried numerous solutions to get checkpassword to log to no avail. I have even tried other supposedly logging enabled checkpassword replacements -- still no logs -- I have re-configured vpopmail and reinstalled with logging enabled, verbose, etc. - nothing. I at one point decided to throw in the towel with qmail-pop3d and instead use the pop3 server that comes with courier-imap since I plan to user courier-imap for imap anyway, however, this isn't really what I wanted as I actually did want the imap and pop passwords to be different. But, anyway, it seems I could not install courier-imap without installing open-ldap-servers and postgresql-devel, which I did not want to do. (This is following the directions to rpmbuild on Red Hat.) I tried to get around this by doing ./configure --with-redhat and that worked but then make failed. So I tabled that for the moment (lathough I do need to solve that too) and returned to vpopmail and qmail-pop3d which I have running again, but not authenticating anyone. If anyone can shed any light on this and point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Ron