Sendmail - IMAP-UW - Cyrus-SASL2 - SMTPAUTH problems

Greg Groth ggroth99 at
Mon Feb 13 05:30:08 PST 2006

I'm trying to set up a FreeBSD 6.0 box as a mail server, and while 
everything seems to be working OK for the most part, I have run into two 
issues that I cannot resolve (I'm new to BSD, please bear with me). Install 
went as follows:  Installed via FTP last night along with "src - Sources for 

IMAP-UW was compiled via ports with WITH_SSL_AND_PLAINTEXT enabled (same for 
cclient), OpenSSL, Cyrus-SASL2 & Cyrus-SASL2-saslauthd were compiled via 
ports with no flags.

Sendmail was installed with the base install and recompiled (after SASL2 was 
up and running) with the following options added to make.conf:

# SASL (cyrus-sasl v2) sendmail build flags...
SENDMAIL_CFLAGS=-I/usr/local/include -DSASL=2
# Adding to enable alternate port (smtps) for sendmail...

I followed the instructions I found at, and had no problems with 
the install except for Sendmail.  After recompiling sendmail, I added the 
following lines to the file:

define(`CERT_DIR', `/etc/mail/certs')dnl
define(`confCACERT_PATH', `CERT_DIR')dnl
define(`confCACERT', `CERT_DIR/mycert.pem')dnl
define(`confSERVER_CERT', `CERT_DIR/mycert.pem')dnl
define(`confSERVER_KEY', `CERT_DIR/mykey.pem')dnl
define(`confCLIENT_CERT', `CERT_DIR/mycert.pem')dnl
define(`confCLIENT_KEY', `CERT_DIR/mykey.pem')dnl
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp, Name=MTA')dnl
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtps, Name=TLSMTA, M=s')dnl

After running (in /etc/mail) "make clean", "make cf", "make install", "make 
restart", SMTP no longer works, and I find the following in maillog and 

Feb 12 20:25:55 mail sm-mta[1213]: daemon IPv4: problem creating SMTP socket
Feb 12 20:26:00 mail sm-mta[1213]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): opendaemonsocket: 
daemon IPv4: cannot bind: Address already in use

When I try and stop sendmail, I get a message that the pid for Sendmail 
cannot be found.  I end up killing the missing Sendmail daemon using 

If I remove this line - "DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp, Name=MTA')dnl" from the file, make cf, make install, make restart, sendmail starts 
normally.  When trying to access from another machine on my network, I can 
only connect on port 25 without a secure connection (I'm using Thunderbird 
for this), although SMTP-AUTH is working correctly.

Any ideas on what I might need to do to get SSL / SMTP-AUTH working on SMTP? 
  I took a look at the instructions in the handbook, but they were written 
for SASL1.  Running netstat shows smtps listening on 465, but when I try to 
telnet to that port, the server drops the connection.

My second problem is rather simple, after I create an IMAP folder, I am 
unable to delete it using a remote client.  Thunderbird responds with "The 
mail server responded: RENAME failed: Can't create mailbox node 
/home/User/Trash/: File exists.  Nothing shows up in any of the server logs 

Hopefully this is the right list for these questions, if not, could someone 
please direct me to the correct one?  Any advice anyone can give me on 
either of these problems would be greatly appreciated.

Greg Groth

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