Error "Connection to IMAP server failed" with VirtualMin

September 7, 2013 9.6k views
Hi all, I installed VirtualMin on a VPS running Ubuntu. Then I installed RoundCube using script on VirtualMin. I created a new one Email account (Edit Users -> Add a user to this server) and enabled IMAP client (Enable mail client autoconfiguration? = Yes). But when I log into email accounts with RoundCube the error: "Connection to IMAP server failed". I've used Thunderbird but it also connects error. How fix it? Please help me. Thanks, Thanh
3 comments
  • Try to “Dovecot IMAP/POP3 Server” section clicking on “Networking and Protocols” and on the right switch off the “Accept SSL connections?”

    i don’t know how much unsecure this is but for me it worked.

  • Mannnnnnnnnnnnn

    I had this problem for over a month. Would try to find solutions every now and then. And after a more than a month it gets solved by this advice.
    I am so happy that I too don’t care if its insecure. At least I am a step further.

    Now am getting a another error while sending an email:-
    “SMTP Error (-1): Connection to server failed.”

    Hope not another month goes by now........

  • Solved the error in the Postfix too by learning how to configure postfix.cf by watching this video:-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BjC_y_zkm8

    Before installing SSL all my emails sent to Google had a “Open Red Lock Shaped Icon” warning with them.
    After installing an SSL certificate and following your advice all my emails are clean.
    Now I have a my own mass mailing server with no restrictions at all.

    Thanks @Pantcho

3 Answers
Check Webmin to make sure you have an IMAP module installed.
Hi,

Can you describe it more clearly is not? How can I check it?
In the Webmin menu is "Dovecot IMAP/POP3 Server" and "Postfix Mail Server".

Thanks,
Thanh
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