Unable to login to Horde: Error connecting to mail server

Created:

2017-03-14 16:23:43 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-08 13:45:52 UTC

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Unable to login to Horde: Error connecting to mail server

Issue Symptoms

  • Unable to login to Horde:
    Error connecting to mail server
  • courier-imapd service is down:
    # service courier-imapd status
    courierlogger dead but pid file exists
  • Ports 143,110,993,995 are busy by another service:
    # netstat -aonpl | grep 143
    udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:143 0.0.0.0:* 1459/portreserve off (0.00/0/0)

Conditions

courier-imap can not be started because its ports are occupied by another service.

Resolution

Stop service that occupies courier-imap ports and restart courier-imap:

# service  portreserve stop
# service courier-imapd restart
# service courier-imaps restart
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