Can't connect to server

Alexander Dalloz ad+lists at
Sun Mar 12 11:07:22 EST 2006

Am So, den 12.03.2006 schrieb Jim Sabatke um 15:50:

> I know this is a common problem.  I've spent well over 100 hours 
> scouring google for answers.  I've sunk to just 'trying' things to see 
> how they work.  I had cyrus working with postfix once, but I had a disk 
> crash a year ago and lost some of the setup. Fortunately I didn't lose 
> much email, which I badly need, and soon.
> I couldn't connect to "telnet localhost imap" until I activated imap in 
> intetd, which is contrary to 'most' documentation.

You then activated the wrong IMAP server. Cyrus-IMAPd has a standalone
daemon master process and isn't (x)inetd controlled.

> Now I can't get past the following:
> jim at bandit:/programs/mail/cyrus-imapd-2.2.12> cyradm
> cyradm> cm user.jim
> createmailbox: no connection to server
> cyradm>

This is a result of running not Cyrus-IMAPd but a different IMAP server.

> I assume the server is cyrus.  I just don't know where to go next and am 
> very frustrated.  I would be happy to just be pointed to a faq or 
> instructions, but I find that what is online is not in anyway 
> consistant; probably due to the advanced coding of cyrus.  Even 
> compiling the program is almost undocumented unless one knows what all 
> the flags do.

> Jim

The path you show above looks very uncommon. Which OS / release do you
run? Doesn't it ship with a binary version of Cyrus-IMAPd which you
could easily install? Doesn't it have an init script?


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