Followed Mailserver Tutorial, Still doesn't work...

February 14, 2015 326 views


So I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 x64.

My current setup has Dovecot, Postfix, and MySQL.

Tutorial I used: Here

As far as I can see, the problem is with my SSL and connecting via a client.

When I go to do "telnet example.com 993", the output is the following:

Trying <ip>...
Connected to example.com.
Escape Character is '^]'.

But when I put all the information into my Client (Outlook) with an IMAP setup, it tells me it can't connect to the server.

When I try to connect for POP3, it tells me the connection is refused.

Telnetting with the ports 25 and 993 work, but that's all. 995 doesn't work.

The SSL certificates I'm trying to use are self-signed, using the following command:

openssl req -new -x509 -days 3650 -nodes -out /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem -keyout /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.pem

I put the certificate paths in the /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-ssl.conf.

If someone can help me figure out what's wrong and get it fixed, that'd be great!

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