Dovecot Panic: file mail-transaction-log.c

I got a call last week from a client that was having some issues with retrieving email from a Dovecot IMAP server. The client was connecting over TLS and was using an Apple mail client. Upon checking the mailserver log, I was greeted with a flood of rather vicious looking errors. I’m not gonna post the entire backtrace since its rather long, but you’ll get the idea.

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BlueOnyx 5106R – dovecot: Fatal: imap-login: No authentication sockets found

After installing a new wildcard SSL certificate on a BlueOnyx 5106R server, I performed the mandatory system tasks to spot any potential problems. Unfortunately the system was rapidly throwing the following error messages:

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