Newbie errors

Stephen Ingram sbingram at
Mon Dec 12 12:23:06 EST 2011

On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Dominique Couot <dcouot at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've playing with Cyrus (+Postfix + SASL) for a while without any problem -
> and without any security (port143). I finally got around to get a
> certificate and installed it, modified the imap.conf file, and I can no
> longer receive any mail on port 993. Sending does work however on port 465.
> It worked for a while this morning until I screwed up. Can someone tell me
> what's where I might I have gone wrong... Promise, next time I'll take
> better notes of the changes I make....
> The port 993 is forwarded to the server and the server seems to be listening
> to it (nmap results).
> However nothing in the mail.log as far as connection are concerned, only
> errors:
> Dec 12 17:06:23 www cyrus/imaps[19071]: imaps TLS negotiation failed:
> []
> Dec 12 17:06:23 www cyrus/imaps[19071]: Fatal error: tls_start_servertls()
> failed
> Dec 12 17:06:23 www cyrus/master[18687]: process 19071 exited, status 75
> Dec 12 17:06:23 www cyrus/master[18687]: service imaps pid 19071 in BUSY
> state: terminated abnormally
> Any help more than welcome.

Make sure that cyrus-imapd has access to your SSL certificate and key.
It sounds like only your MTA has proper access.


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