[Dovecot] fchown() error with Public Folders
stephen.carville at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 21:15:30 EET 2009
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 11:34 PM, Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Mar 16, 2009, at 2:06 AM, Stephen Carville wrote:
>>> Do you have dovecot-shared file in the .Incoming/ directory? Dovecot
>>> tries to use that file's group. If you don't want it to do that, you can
>>> chmod g+s dovecot-shared and it's not preserved.
>> I have dovecot-shared in the directory. The part that kept throwing
>> me was that the user was a member if the group (cs). I finally
>> discovered that adding a user to the group must be accompanied by
>> adding userdb_system_user=username to the imap.passwd file.
> Yes, if all your users are also system users. Another possibility would have
> been to set userdb_mail_access_groups=groupname. Or just change the primary
> gid to that group.
I considered that but I cannot be sure that there will just be one
group. I am trying to recreate a public folder structure that is
being used fro work flow management and is implemented using Exchange.
Right now every user in the company has read/write access to every
public folder and I was told to change that on the IMAP server so
there may be two or three different groups. To be honest I am not
very optimistic about the prognosis since I have to use Outlook as the
No matter, that -- Even if the project here flops I know enough now
that I can migrate other clients from courier to dovecot when the time
comes. That alone made the time worth it.
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