sendmail and cyrus-imap - delivery problem

Mario Pavlov freebsd at
Wed Mar 25 15:42:29 EDT 2009

I've tried the new version of cyrus-imapd (2.3.14) ... it works like the previous version for me
but in addition I got a strange problem with cyradm
when I do:
cyradm --user cyrus localhost

I have to wait about a minute before I'm prompted for password

could you tell me how can I set up detailed (debug) logging so I can try to see what's wrong with my mailbox matching...

I tried to add these:
local6.debug    /var/log/imapd.log
auth.debug      /var/log/auth.log

to syslog.conf but I get no logging messages

thank you.

 >I've discovered something odd (at least to me)
 >when I first configured cyrus-imap I was unable to create mailboxes
 >I kept getting this:
 >localhost> cm at
 >createmailbox: Permission denied
 >then I read somewhere that I should set "unixhierarchysep" to "yes" and it will work
 >so I did and it worked...I was able to create mailboxes
 >localhost> cm user/boo at
 >localhost> lm
 >user/boo at (\HasNoChildren)
 >and while I was struggling with my delivery problem these days I decided to set "unixhierarchysep" back to "no" just to see what happens
 >so it was the same...I was unable to create mailboxes because of that "Permission denied" error
 >but when I wrote "lm" I saw that:
 >localhost> lm
 > at yo^com (\HasNoChildren)
 >you see the difference ? There is this sign "^" in the domain name instead of dot "."
 >I checked:
 >localhost> info at      //  info at yo^com      // Mario Pavlov  wrote:
 > >> thanks again to all of you for your time I've tried all that you
 > >> suggested I've tried ckuser_cyrus as Matthew Seaman
 > >> made no difference then I've tried rtcyrus3 as Andrzej Adam Filip
 > >> didn't work either...and the logging output in maillog
 > >> stopped.. [...]
 > >
 > >First: Use cyradm to recheck that cyrus reports mailbox named as in
 > >"RCPT TO:" of LMTP session.
 > >
 > >As I understand you have achieved that sendmail uses correct 
 > >"mailbox name with domain" in LMTP session but Cyrus rejects
 > >the recipient.
 > >
 > >-- 
 > >[pl>en: Andrew] Andrzej Adam Filip : anfi at
 > >Life without caffeine is stimulating enough.
 > >  -- Sanka Ad
 > >----
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 > >Cyrus Wiki/FAQ:
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 > >

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