Can't Start Dovecot IMAP/POP3 Server?

Freshly installed and vanilla virtualmin -

On the system information screen it shows Dovecot IMAP/POP3 Server is not running. When I click on the run arrow, I get an error:

Failed to start service :
Starting Dovecot Imap: Fatal: listen(993) failed: Address already in use

I notice that POSTFIX is running, but that only handles sending, right? I haven’t rebooted since the install… might that help?

Thanks all.

Hrm, well, the error you get when trying to start it makes me think it may be running, and Virtualmin is just confused about that fact :slight_smile:

If you log in over SSH, and type:

/etc/init.d/dovecot restart

And then restart Webmin:

/etc/init.d/webmin restart

Does that help?


Yep. Thank you.