would anyone be able to tell me how to find out the mailbox pathway and then configure the readmail configuration to match?


Normally, email is stored in the user’s home directory, in a folder named “Maildir”.

Usermin, by default, retrieves email via IMAP through Dovecot.

What problem is it you’re having exactly? Are you receiving any errors?

Are you able to access email via other programs, such as RoundCube, Outlook, or Thunderbird? Or is it just Usermin that isn’t working?



it is just usermin that isn’t working.

What exactly is not working? What error do you get when you do what exactly?

there are no errors. usermin just isn’t finding the mailboxes. My mailboxes are under the homes dir in the domains. email works. round cube works, client programs like thunderbird,outlook,incredimail work.

But I need to have usermin work in case someone (by someone mean the owner of the domain) when logged into domain management needs to read user mail.


What message are you seeing that indicates that Usermin isn’t finding the mailboxes?


I have attached an image that what you get when you go into read mail. And it is just wrong

Does anyone have any answers?

Hmm, I haven’t seen what you’re describing before, that shouldn’t occur on a typical setup.

Do you see any errors in /var/usermin/miniserv.error?

However, another thing you can check is to make sure that in Webmin -> Webmin -> Usermin Configuration -> Usermin Module Configuration -> Read Mail, and in there, make sure that “POP3 or IMAP server name” is set to “localhost”.

None of those other parameters should matter – it shouldn’t need to directly read email from the filesystem is that option is set to localhost.


Where in readmail is there n option for local host?

I have a dropdown that has a remote pop3 server option. But I see nothing where localhost could be put.

ok, localhost was right in front of me and it is checked

can usermin be uninstalled and reinstalled without disruption to anything else?

[13/Jun/2013:09:41:26 -0700] [] Bad Request : This web server is running in SSL mode. Try the URL instead.

[13/Jun/2013:09:41:29 -0700] started
[13/Jun/2013:09:41:29 -0700] Using MD5 module Digest::MD5
[13/Jun/2013:09:41:29 -0700] Perl module Authen::PAM needed for PAM is not installed : Can’t locate Authen/ in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/libexec/webmin /usr/local/lib64/perl5 /usr/local/share/perl5 /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib64/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 .) at (eval 15) line 1.
BEGIN failed–compilation aborted at (eval 15) line 1.

[13/Jun/2013:09:41:30 -0700] [] Bad Request : This web server is running in SSL mode. Try the URL


Hmm, are you having this same problem with all users? Or just one user?

If it’s just one user, we can reset that user’s configuration pretty easily.

Also, when logging into Usermin, do you see the IMAP connection attempts in your mail log in either /var/log/maillog, or /var/log/mail.log? And are there any errors in there, or does it all appear to be working properly?

The messages you shared from your Usermin log are normal though, those aren’t a sign of a problem.


problem is with all users. Their are no imap connection errors. It’s just like the usermin boxes went poof.

On why my usermin mailboxes won’t display correctly? Could send mail do this?

Why aren’t my mailboxes working with usermin??