Courier IMAP Login Failed Issue – Fixed

Recently while configuring a courier-imap I came across a frustrating error where I couldnot login using the correct username and password. I was using authpam module and the server logs just stated Login Failed, and then Logout.

Enabling debug level 2 didn’t help much, but then figured out that I had set DEFDOMAIN in the imapd config file which failed the pam authentication.

Also I found out that each change to authdaemonrc takes effect only after I restart courier-authdaemon and not courier-imap or courier-imap-ssl.

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