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Too many dovecot logins by the user dovenull

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Musthafa, Jan 16, 2017.

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  1. Musthafa

    Musthafa Member

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    Hi,

    When I checked the current running processes on my mail server I found more than 100 dovecot/pop3-login by the user dovenull. Is it normal to have this?

    dovenull 16976 0.0 0.0 6272 2344 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    dovenull 16978 0.0 0.0 6272 2412 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    dovenull 16979 0.0 0.0 6272 2404 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    dovenull 16980 0.0 0.0 6272 2340 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    dovenull 16981 0.0 0.0 6272 2408 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    dovenull 16982 0.0 0.0 6272 2352 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    dovenull 16983 0.0 0.0 6272 2408 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    dovenull 16984 0.0 0.0 6272 2340 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    dovenull 16985 0.0 0.0 6272 2408 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    dovenull 16986 0.0 0.0 6272 2408 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    dovenull 16987 0.0 0.0 6272 2340 ? S 03:49 0:00 dovecot/pop3-login
    .............
    We have only 10+ email clients.
    Can I kill those processes?
     
  2. Eric

    Eric Administrator
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    Howdy,

    Check your connections. (netstat or the logs) There could be a remote source trying to brute force an account.

    Thanks!
     
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