[Dovecot] Question - where's the mail?
bobgus at rcn.com
Sat Apr 29 09:21:07 EEST 2006
On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 00:23 +0900, alan premselaar wrote:
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> Bob Gustafson wrote:
> > I am running dovecot and dovecot-lda. Mail is delivered from my ISP via
> > cron script using fetchmail.
> > Over the last few days, there has been a selinux problem which gave
> > permission denied problems whenever deliver would try to store mail in
> > Maildir.
> > I have a big blank spot in my incoming email from about Wed evening
> > (when the latest FC5 upgrade (..) was installed to a few hours ago when
> > I recognized that I may have a problem.
> > Question: What does dovecot deliver do with a message that it cannot
> > store due to permission problems?
> I've recently been trying to get the 1.0b7 and LDA installed and
> working with sendmail on a test machine. As far as I can tell,
> permission problems will cause deliver to return an EX_TEMPFAIL.
> in all of my testing with sendmail, this just causes the mail to get
> dropped back into the queue for retrying later.
> you should check your mailq to see if they're lingering. Otherwise, for
> more serious errors, deliver should return a 5.x.x permanent failure and
> bounce the mail back to the sending host (likely with an "unknown error:
> Unfortunately, that's about as detailed a response I can give.
> Hopefully it helps.
Yes, they are bouncing. My sister got back a couple that she had sent.
I'm surprised that the dovecot list hasn't sent me an email saying that
messages xxxx to yyyy were rejected - do I want them or are you really
gone? (actually I haven't gotten that message from any other list either
- maybe the code that dovecot-lda->fetchmail already gives the
impression that I have left permanently..)
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