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imap and exim constantly fails on the latest release 11.25 help?

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  1. sharmaine001

    sharmaine001 Well-Known Member

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    imap and exim constantly fails on the latest release 11.25

    I tried to add port 26 to SMTP_PORTS in CSF and dovecot/imap restarted successfully

    How come that dovecot listens to por 26? Arent SMTP should always listen to port 25?

    I dont encounter this issue in 11.24. Did cPanel change the port for dovecot to 26 in 11.25?
     
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    If you would like we can take a look at the issue for you if you submit a support request with the specific details involved (copies of the e-mail headers will also help); when available, please PM me referencing this thread and your new ticket ID number so I may follow-up internally.

    For reference, by stock-default the Dovecot configuration is not configured to listen on port 26. Dovecot in a cPanel/WHM system is used for providing IMAP and POP access, not SMTP.

    Port 26, like port 587, is a commonly-used alternative to SMTP port 25; it is not uncommon for a server administrator to configure Exim, the SMTP mail server/MTA, to listen on an extra port (e.g., 25 and 26, or 25 and 587, etc.).

    The extra port for Exim may be configured using the following menu path in WHM:
    WHM: Main >> Service Configuration >> Service Manager >> exim on another port
    Documentation: Service Manager
     
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    I see. I don't check the exim on another port as enabled in service manager although port 26 is there. But i have another server using dovecot but its not listening to prot 26 as I didnt add 26 in SMTP_PORTS in CSF.

    Is there any other configuration file that could possibly configured exim to listen to port 26?
     
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    The following commands should help to locate potential locations for Exim port customizations:
    Code:
    # grep -Hin "daemon_smtp_ports\|tls_on_connect_ports" /etc/exim.conf /etc/exim.conf.local
    # grep -HinR "exim" /etc/chkserv.d
    What is the output of the following command?
    Code:
    # lsof +c0 -anPi4:25-26,465,587,110,143,993,995
    Here is an alternate command that filters output by the process command name instead of port number; this could be used to compare output without needing to know the port numbers:
    Code:
    # lsof +c0 -anPi4 -c/courier\|dovecot\|exim\|imap\|pop/ix
     
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