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hello
I have Debian Linux server Installed with postfix+dovecot+fechmail+squirrel web mail.
I can send and receive emails.(see /var/log/mail.log)
when i use squirrel web mail inbox is empty.and all emails goes under /var/mail.

help?
thanks
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by:linuxdebian
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Dovecot.conf
  mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir


postfix main.cf
   home_mailbox = Maildir/
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by:Barry Gill
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have you set these?
    * imap_server_type = dovecot
    * default_folder_prefix = none (is set to empty string)
    * trash_folder = Trash
    * sent_folder = Sent
    * draft_folder = Drafts
    * show_prefix_option = false
    * default_sub_of_inbox = false
    * show_contain_subfolders_option = false
    * optional_delimiter = detect
    * delete_folder = false
    * force_username_lowercase = true
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by:Barry Gill
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sorry - pulled from:
http://squirrelmail.org/docs/admin/admin-13.html#ss13.9

sounds to me like dovecot and postfix are both configured to use /home/$user/Maildir and squirrelmail is configured to look in /var/mail or something...
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by:linuxdebian
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where should i set them?
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by:Barry Gill
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by:Barry Gill
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http://squirrelmail.org/docs/admin/admin-5.html#ss5.1
config.php - just need to find out where it is...
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by:linuxdebian
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seems like all of sets are ok.Squirrel made them automatically.
hmmm?? where is the problem.....
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by:Barry Gill
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when you say all mail goes under /var/mail... are you seeing mailboxes being created there?
Also can you please load up your logs for me to see, postfix, dovecot and squirrelmail.

still sounds to me like something is looking in the wrong place...
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by:linuxdebian
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Thanks Barrulus
I will send them today.
inside /var/mail/username but does username is not folder ,it is just text file which all my emails writen in it.
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by:linuxdebian
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when i take a new email ,This email writen in this username txt file.
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by:Barry Gill
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if the mail is in var/mail/$user then there is a dovecot configuration error on the path...

I need the dovecot logs...
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by:linuxdebian
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here is i received sucess email
success-received.gif
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Barry Gill earned 500 total points
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delivered to procmail -a "$EXTENSION" ?

usually postfix will tell you "delivered to mailbox"

check where your procmail is configured to go...
are you using maildrop?
http://gogs.info/wiki/debian/maildrop (going on trains now will not be back in front of a PC for about 4 hours...)
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by:linuxdebian
ID: 33456386
Thanks ok now I received /home/linuxdebian/Maildir/new/1234566.mail

squirrel still emty
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by:linuxdebian
ID: 33456414
maybe i erase and again install when you can give me better instruction
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by:linuxdebian
ID: 33457451
barrulus:
Thank you for help.I did it.But problem var in dovecot.conf .simple erased one sentance and works.
I just erased squirrel and installed roundcube .Now  my inbox is full:))
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by:linuxdebian
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Excellent Man,very polite and he knows what he is doing.
I preciate
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by:Barry Gill
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cool  :)
glad you are working now!
send more log files next time :) they will help me and other experts drill into your issues alot quicker :)
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