[Dovecot] stat failed: Not a directory
mouss at netoyen.net
Sun Feb 17 22:15:30 EET 2008
Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Feb 2008, Andrea wrote:
>> I have recently installed dovecot on a FreeBSD mailserver running
>> But when I try to login with imap/pop3, I always get an error "stat
>> 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 Maildir).
postfix does deliver to maildir, provided the mailbox has a trailing
slash (same note for maildrop). without a trailing slash, it's mbox.
the log suggests that he delivers to mbox. OP probably needs to append a
slash to the mailbox lookup result in postfix (virtual_mailbox_maps).
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