Usermin: "Failed to login to IMAP server : [AUTHENTICATIONFAILED] Authentication failed."



 

Just today, I tried to check my mail using Usermin, but when I logged in, all I saw was the error message, "Usermin Failed to login to IMAP server : [AUTHENTICATIONFAILED] Authentication failed.". I learned why this error message comes up and what to do to fix it.

This happened when a users password was changed from the command line using the 'passwd' command.

I don't know all of the details of why using the 'passwd' command to change a password messes things up, but it's all explained here www.virtualmin.com/node/13499

Along those lines, here's how I got rid of the "Usermin Failed to login to IMAP server : [AUTHENTICATIONFAILED] Authentication failed." error.

I just logged in to Usermin. Clicked on "Usermin", then on "Login", and finally on "Change Password" where it says "Use this page to change the password you use for logging into the server via SSH, telnet or FTP, or for picking up email via POP3."

I changed my password using the form and then I clicked on "Mail" at the upper left corner of Usermin and I was now able to log in and view my Inbox.


 

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