I've set up a qmail server with vpopmail and vchkpw authentication on a Gentoo box. When I try to send mail through the smtp server from a remote host, I have to authenticate 3 times before I come through. My /var/log/messages files looks like this during the authentications:
May 12 15:57:15 jupiter vpopmail: vchkpw-smtp: password fail [EMAIL PROTECTED]:22.214.171.124
May 12 15:57:23 jupiter vpopmail: vchkpw-smtp: password fail [EMAIL PROTECTED]:126.96.36.199
May 12 15:57:31 jupiter vpopmail: vchkpw-smtp: password fail [EMAIL PROTECTED]:188.8.131.52
May 12 15:57:36 jupiter vpopmail: vchkpw-smtp: (PLAIN) login success [EMAIL PROTECTED]:184.108.40.206
I have a ssl certificate (servercert.pem) in the qmail control directory, and according to the instructions on the Gentoo web site (http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/qmail-howto.xml), I would be able to authenticate with ssl/tls. But the log says plain...
What can cause these passwords fails (yes, I type the correct passwords), and how do I get a ssl connection?