Sieve authentication

Huseyin OZYURT Hozyur at
Sat Dec 28 06:46:40 EST 2002

My users's inbox have another machine and another directory. For examble "
username: xxxx
user's home directory = /ev/.../xxxx (user server)
user's mail directory = /posta/xxxx (mail server)
(this servers is different machine and ip)
I connected mail server that said me "no found mbox " and "no found 
valid mbox".Why?How could i solve this problem?
Please help me..

Ken Murchison wrote:

>The service name for Sieve was changed from "imap" to "sieve".  Copy
>your "imap" PAM config to "sieve" and you should be fine.
>>David Chait wrote:
>>Greetings all,
>>    I'm in the process of upgrading our current cyrus install and so
>>far it has gone will with the one caviat that I cannot for some reason
>>get Sieve to authenticate users. The IMAP daemon however works fine.
>>As you can see below, I can see auth mechanisms:
>>[root at bonmail adm]# telnet localhost 2000
>>Connected to (
>>Escape character is '^]'.
>>"IMPLEMENTATION" "Cyrus timsieved v2.1.11"
>>"SIEVE" "fileinto reject envelope vacation imapflags notify subaddress
>>relational regex"
>>However whenever I attempt to authenticate via the test utility, I get
>>the following:
>>[root at bonmail adm]# sivtest -u dchait localhost
>>S: "IMPLEMENTATION" "Cyrus timsieved v2.1.11"
>>S: "SIEVE" "fileinto reject envelope vacation imapflags notify
>>subaddress relational regex"
>>S: OK
>>Please enter your password:
>>S: NO "Authentication Error"
>>Authentication failed. generic failure
>>Security strength factor: 0
>>The logs show a PAM error, however my PAM file hasn't changed between
>>Dec 27 01:17:28 bonmail saslauthd[19310]: DEBUG: auth_pam:
>>pam_authenticate failed: Authentication failure
>>Dec 27 01:17:28 bonmail saslauthd[19310]: AUTHFAIL: user=dchait
>>service=sieve realm= [PAM auth error]
>>Dec 27 01:17:28 bonmail timsieved[19607]: Password verification failed
>>imap file in pam.d shows:
>>auth       required
>>auth       required service=system-auth
>>account    required service=system-auth
>>session    required service=system-auth
>>My cyrus.conf file shows:
>># standard standalone server implementation
>>  # do not delete this entry!
>>  recover       cmd="ctl_cyrusdb -r"
>>  # this is only necessary if using idled for IMAP IDLE
>>#  idled                cmd="idled"
>># UNIX sockets start with a slash and are put into /var/imap/socket
>>  # add or remove based on preferences
>>  imap          cmd="imapd" listen="imap" prefork=0
>>  imaps         cmd="imapd -s" listen="imaps" prefork=0
>>#  pop3         cmd="pop3d" listen="pop3" prefork=0
>>#  pop3s                cmd="pop3d -s" listen="pop3s" prefork=0
>>  sieve         cmd="timsieved" listen="sieve" prefork=0
>>  # at least one LMTP is required for delivery
>>#  lmtp         cmd="lmtpd" listen="lmtp" prefork=0
>>  lmtpunix      cmd="lmtpd" listen="/var/imap/socket/lmtp" prefork=0
>>  # this is only necessary if using notifications
>>#  notify       cmd="notifyd" listen="/var/imap/socket/notify"
>>proto="udp" prefork=1
>>  # this is required
>>  checkpoint    cmd="ctl_cyrusdb -c" period=30
>>  # this is only necessary if using duplicate delivery suppression
>>  delprune      cmd="ctl_deliver -E 3" period=1440
>>  # this is only necessary if caching TLS sessions
>>  tlsprune      cmd="tls_prune" period=1440
>>This is on a Red Hat 7.3 based Dell server Runing the latest stable
>>versions of both sasl and cyrus imap. Any ideas?

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