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#420 Read Mail for Usermin Broken using Virtualmin

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Jamie Cameron
Read Mail (122)
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2013-03-16
2013-03-16
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I had someone report today that they couldn't read their email in usermin on a virtualmin server. I've been banging my head on this all morning and afternoon now.

When a user logs in to check their mail, the left frame begins to load up to the point the NAME of the person should echo, and then the server hangs there indefinitely. You CAN click "Usermin" and have other usermin modules work but Read Mail doesn't work and causes the hang.

Steps I've Taken after a usermin/webmin restart:
1. yum install usr themes from virtualmin repo
2. yum install usermin from virtualmin repo
3. Disabled Read Mail (this fixes usermin but users can't use usermin to then read their mail!)
4. Upgrade perl/cpan - no effect

And that's where I ran out of fixes....

I started crawling through the log files /var/usermin/miniserv.error and nothing out of the normal "xxxx" Bad Request (so I know the logfile is working!)

I'm stuck on this one and I'm pretty sure it is either a bug with Read Mail (for Virtualmin's Usermin) or Usermin for Virtualmin.

Discussion

  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron
    2013-03-16

    Do you have usermin setup to fetch email from an IMAP server, or by reading local mail files?

    It sounds like the delay is either in fetching the list of folders, or the number of unread email messages.

     

  • Anonymous
    2013-03-17

    It is set to IMAP on my entire farm (which I did not know it had set themselves to) but only this single server was doing this. Sure enough, as soon as I assinged it to qmail style flat-file it worked fine.

     

  • Anonymous
    2013-03-17

    Would you like access cameron to get in there and figure out what was going on or would you rather close it? There were only a few emails in that user's inbox, and all the rest of the servers are set on IMAP (my team had not set this) and are still running great, some with upwards of 10Gb of email in the inboxes.

     
    Last edit: Anonymous 2013-11-08
  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron
    2013-03-17

    Yes, remote access would be useful - you can email me login details at jcameron@webmin.com