How to logon in servermail with usermail ?

August 22, 2015 2.2k views

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mysqladmin -p create servermail
Log in as MySQL root user
mysql -u root -p
Enter your MySQL root’s password; if it’s successful you will see:
mysql >
First we need to create a new user, specific for mail authentication, and we are going to give SELECT permission.
mysql > GRANT SELECT ON servermail.* TO ‘usermail’@'’ IDENTIFIED BY 'mailpassword’;
After that, we need to reload MySQL privileges to ensure it applies those permissions successfully:

Now we create database 'servermail’ and user 'usermail’ with password 'mailpassword’.

Why can’t login on the database with command:

mysql -u usermail -pmailpassword servermail ?

1 Answer


To know what the issue might be we need to know what errors you are getting when you try this? If you try mysql -u usermail -p then enter the password when asked, does it work?

Without more information on the errors, it’s impossible to know what the cause might be. It’s possible you are entering the wrong password, or the user was not entered correctly. When following the guide and setting up a user I was able to log in with the password I setup and configured. So we need more information.

It’s important to understand when asking for help to provide as much information as you can. This allows supporters to have the information to replicate and reproduce the error you are getting to assist.

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