[Dovecot] deliver failing to execute sendmail (sieve)

HD Stich hd at palmtopia.de
Sat Apr 21 16:54:41 EEST 2007

Hi folks,

the same error here!

Setting  the  sendmail  path in the dovecot configuration file doesn't
work! :-(

The  only  solution  until  no  is  hard-coding  the  sendmail path in

BTW,  the  postmaster  setting  in  the  dovecot configuration file is

Very strange! :-(

~ HD ~

> Uldis Pakuls wrote:
>> Justin McAleer wrote:
>>> I have apparently done something to mess up my test installation, as
>>> deliver's attempts to send messages now fail with the following error:
>>> deliver(user at example.com): execv() failed: No such file or directory
>> Are you useing mail_chroot ?
>> If so, you don't have sendmail binary in chroot...
>> Actually LDA sieve don't work as expected if mail_chroot is set.
>> Uldis

> No, it's not that simple, unfortunately. If that were the problem, the
> error would have included the location of sendmail it was trying to use,
> if I read the source correctly: execv(/usr/sbin/sendmail): No such file
> or directory. Plus, as I said, if I change the source to run 
> /usr/sbin/sendmail, rather than pulling the config setting, it works.


HD Stich
hd at palmtopia.de

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