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Email: Temporary problem, please try again later

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by snet, May 25, 2006.

  1. snet

    snet Active Member

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    Hello,

    I'm currently experiencing a very strange email issue on one of my servers. Every single email account on the server works, except the email accounts for one client. He created a new email account, and it wouldn't work. He then tried connecting to it via telnet and gets the following error:

    Trying the exact same commands on another email account on the server works fine. Also, if he types in the wrong password then it gives him a password failed error. This suggests that the authentication process is working.

    Also, web mail doesn't work for his account either. When logging in via SquirrelMail it says:

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)


    Thanks,

    Steve.
     
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    tweakservers Well-Known Member

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  3. snet

    snet Active Member

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    Just read through that thread, I don't think that's the problem though. Email and SquirrelMail is working for every other account on the server, except for the email accounts that this one client creates. Any more ideas?
     
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    snet Active Member

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    Anyone?


    - Steve
     
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    Check the /home/$user/etc/$domain/ folder.

    There should be a folder existing with the same name as the account (i.e john@test.com should have an existing folder /home/test/etc/test.com/john)
     
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    the location has changed now
    from:
    /home/$user/etc/$domain/ folder
    to
    /home/$user/mail/$domain/ folder.
     
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    Spaces on passwords

    Check if the user password have no spaces on it.
    Apparently, it's not allowed.

    Cheers,
     
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    Thanks,

    I don't know what the space does in the password that causes this but whatever it was, it fixed my problem.
    Luckily The past few days that I had come up with the error, I was notified about the email password for testing the account. I removed the space and everything seems to be fine now. I'm going to try it on the other accounts to see if it works on them as well.
     
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