Dovecot server not starting

after updating to Debian 10.4 I get this error:

Jun 01 16:30:35 server2 systemd[1]: dovecot.socket: Socket service dovecot.service already active, refusing.

Jun 01 16:30:35 server2 systemd[1]: Failed to listen on Dovecot IMAP/POP3 email server activation socket.

That means it’s already running, I would think.

yes when I try to restart in webmin its telling me its running. But I still get the server is down icon in the admin dashboard

Have you tried killing the process forcefully, and restarting Dovecot over again, or simply rebooting the server?

I think it got fixed after I updated the theme to x.50

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