Not able to log in to Webmail/IMAP


2016-11-16 13:00:41 UTC


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Not able to log in to Webmail/IMAP

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk Onyx for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux


Unable to log in to Webmail/IMAP for . It fails with the below errors:

courier-imapd: chdir(/var/qmail/mailnames/ failed!!
courier-imapd: error: Permission denied
courier-imapd: LOGIN FAILED, method=PLAIN, ip=[::1]
courier-imapd: authentication error: Permission denied


dovecot: service=imap,, ip=[]. Error: opendir(/var/qmail/mailnames/ failed: Permission denied (euid=30(popuser) egid=31(popuser) missing +r perm: /var/qmail/mailnames/, we're not in group 516)


Incorrect permissions for the /var/qmail/mailnames/ directory.


Correct permissions should be as follows:

# stat /var/qmail/mailnames/ | grep Access
Access: (0750/drwxr-x---) Uid: ( 30/ popuser) Gid: ( 31/ popuser)
Access: 2015-12-23 16:59:20.527983735 +0700

Make sure that the /var/qmail/mailnames/domain.tld/applications/Maildir/ has the same permissions.

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