Minor Bug: Dovecot Configuration Didn't Delete SSL References when a Virtual Server is Deleted

The title sums it up. The virtual server was deleted, but the references to the deleted site’s SSL cert were not removed from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf. It continued to work fine until I needed to restart Dove for an unrelated reason, then barfed on the errant entries.

I don’t need support on this because the problem was obvious and easy to fix (delete the errant entries). It’s just a bug report.


I am experiencing the same problem - it is minor unless you don’t notice that Dovecot hasn’t started after a reboot, and clients can’t collect their email.

It would be nice if it was fixed - it seems there was a similar bug last year: https://www.virtualmin.com/node/59439

Yes, in fact, that’s how I noticed it. The server in question hosts my own personally-owned sites, and Mailwasher and Thunderbird were unable to check the mail after I made a few changes unrelated to the virtual server deletion and that required me to restart Dove. I forget the exact reason offhand.

This is actually one of the reasons I like to have an email address on every server I manage. Being unable to collect my own mail alerts me to any problems. It also quickly narrows down client complaints to something on their end.