Solved SquirrelMail ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server. Query: CAPABILITY

We removed a user’s account and then decided we still wanted access to the mailbox. After re-adding the account, SquirrelMail was saying nothing but:
ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server.
Query: CAPABILITY

To fix this, I looked at the UID of the fileowner of the email files. Then I edited /etc/passwd so that the re-added user had the same UID as the files. Then all worked correctly with Squirrelmail, hooray.

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3 Responses to Solved SquirrelMail ERROR: Connection dropped by IMAP server. Query: CAPABILITY

  1. Csaba Dani says:

    Very good idea. It worked for me too. Thanks a lot.

  2. Pranab Kanojia says:

    without removing a user account i am getting the same error. Please suggest what should i do. dovecot version is 0.99.11 on centos 4.4

    • admin says:

      Hi Pranab,
      Did you check UID of the email files? Probably there is a permission issue between the user and the files.

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