Exim passwords stopped working

bpmod

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Sep 23, 2004
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AAAARRRRGGGHH!!

After all of the problems yesterday with nobody being able to access webmail since the cPanel 11 update, now thousands of users on my system cannot get at their email at all because their pop3 passwords are being rejected. This is affecting every user on the system.

What can be done to fix it?

Thanks

Brian
 

rpmws

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AAAARRRRGGGHH!!

After all of the problems yesterday with nobody being able to access webmail since the cPanel 11 update, now thousands of users on my system cannot get at their email at all because their pop3 passwords are being rejected. This is affecting every user on the system.

What can be done to fix it?

Thanks

Brian
exim has nothing to do with pop3.

Are you by any chance still using cppop ? (using the 3 year old outdated mbox format)?

If you box is wrecked now anyway and no one can pop mail ..I would suggest you go ahead and convert. Then sqmail will work also.

But first ..show us some of your /var/log/maillog says ..you can tail-f it and grab some failures for us.
 

bpmod

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exim has nothing to do with pop3.
OK. I just learned something new.

Are you by any chance still using cppop ? (using the 3 year old outdated mbox format)?
I don't think so, but how do I find out?

But first ..show us some of your /var/log/maillog says ..you can tail-f it and grab some failures for us.
I also have no idea what "tail-f"ing is, but I have a little bit of my maillog here (names changed to prevent the innocent):

May 4 10:09:07 host01 pop3d: authdaemon: s_connect() failed: Connection refused
May 4 10:09:07 host01 pop3d: [Hint: perhaps authdaemond is not running?]
May 4 10:09:07 host01 pop3d: LOGIN FAILED, [email protected], ip=[::ffff:xx.xx.xx.xx]
May 4 10:09:07 host01 pop3d: authentication error: Connection refused
Does this help? How do I see if authdaemond is running &/or how do I start it if it isn't?

Thanks

Brian