[Dovecot] stat failed: Not a directory
Benjamin R. Haskell
dovecot at benizi.com
Sun Feb 17 19:26:19 EET 2008
On Sun, 17 Feb 2008, Andrea wrote:
> I have recently installed dovecot on a FreeBSD mailserver running postfix.
> But when I try to login with imap/pop3, I always get an error "stat failed:
> Not a directory".
> I guess it is something wrong with the mail format postfix uses to store the
> message, but I don't seem to find the correct solution.
Take a look at http://wiki.dovecot.org/MailboxFormat
The error you're getting is usually caused by treating an mbox (or similar
format) file as a Maildir.
So, something in the path:
is not a directory. (Probably the whole thing -- andrea is probably a
file.) So, when stat adds '/cur' to that path (which it needs to do if
andrea is a Maildir), you get the 'not a directory' error.
I don't recall whether Postfix supports Maildir natively (Maildir is
generally a better format than mbox -- by most accounts). On the server
where I used it, we just delivered via Procmail (which does support
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