[Gllug] Rsync dovecot Maildir directories
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Wed Apr 7 13:30:42 UTC 2010
On 07/04/2010 10:46, Steve Kemp wrote:
> On Wed Apr 07, 2010 at 00:37:31 +0100, gvim wrote:
>>> Can you connect to the IMAP server on port 143 on your localhost
>>> with that username and password?
>> Yes, I have Thunderbird connected to it and it's all working.
> If you're really connecting to localhost:143 in thunderbird then
> that is an oddity. I'd be tempted to suggest the settings are confused
> and you're really going elsewhere.
> However it should be easy enough to test. What happens if you
> telnet localhost 143
> If you see a prompt/banner/response then it is running and the
> error message we all diagnosed from is confused at best, or wrong at
> If you see no response, or connection refused, then the error message
> was valid and your thunderbird setup is not as described.
[***@***]$ telnet localhost 143
telnet: connect to address ::1: Connection refused
telnet: connect to address fe80::1: Connection refused
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
* OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 LITERAL+ SASL-IR LOGIN-REFERRALS ID ENABLE AUTH=PLAIN] Dovecot ready.
That's probably part of the cause, ie. my /etc/hosts is prioritising the wrong address. Anyway, I solved the problem with /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf. Originally I had:
listen = localhost
After resetting to the default:
listen = *
... imapsync worked fine.
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