IMAP and POP3 server for Linux

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When I am trying to start the dovecot, I can’t see any leading errors in the file /var/log/mail.log, But when I start checking out the different details from different files, I do see errors in /var/log/syslog stating: init: dovecot main process (xxx) terminated with status 89. Is there any idea how to resolve the issue?

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IMAP and POP3 server for Linux


Regarding your problem, it's because of your dovecot configuration.

Go to dovecot configuration at /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf, then see that all the brackets are closed {}.

Look for open bracket "{", which must be close by "}".

If there is any brackets open, it could make that error come again.

But if you found before the error 89 something print like this :
dovecot: auth(default): Fatal: No passdbs specified in configuration file. PLAIN mechanism needs one

that must be problem from your passdb which not written in your dovecot configuration.

You can find more explanation about error terminated with status 89 Check here dovecot failed to start – status 89.


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