IMAP problems "authdaemond is not running"

lakkett

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I've been trying to setup some email accounts using cpanel. All the settings looked correct, but webmail kept throwing up imap errors and Outlook would never verify the username/password.

I tried restarting imap and got: imap has failed, please contact the sysadmin (result was "authdaemond is not running").

I tried both
/scripts/restartsrv_imap
and
/scripts/restartsrv_courier
and got
touch: cannot touch `/var/run/restartsrv_imap.lock': Permission denied

Where should I go from here?

Warning: I'm a newb.
 

Dmitry M.

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Dec 4, 2003
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I have the same problem.

Restarting doesn't help.
 

Dmitry M.

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One of our tech deleted /var/spool/authdaemon folder acidentally.
It was the problem. We recreated the folder, set correct permissions and resatarted IMAP.

It fixed the problem.