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    How do I get Dovecot to start when the address is already in use?

    Fatal: listen(, 993) failed: Address already in use

    If you’re receiving this error, you need to find the PID for dovecot and stop it:

    lsof -i:993

    Once you have the PID, you can issue the kill command to stop the process, and then start it again manually.

    kill -9 <PID>

    service dovecot start


    restart start dovecot address use

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