[Dovecot] File Permissions and delivery

Simon Brereton simon.brereton at buongiorno.com
Tue Aug 30 16:47:04 EEST 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Timo Sirainen [mailto:tss at iki.fi]
> On Mon, 2011-08-29 at 11:14 -0400, Simon Brereton wrote:
> > Aug 29 15:59:14 mail dovecot: deliver(simon at lydiard.net):
> stat(/var/spool/mail/virtual/domain.net/simon/tmp) failed: Permission
> denied (euid=999(mailsystem) egid=115(mailsystem) missing +x perm:
> /var/spool/mail/virtual)
> >
> > Even if I make EVERTHING under /var/spool/mail/virtual/* owned by
> mailsystem:mailsystem - and reload postfix and restart doevcot.
> But you didn't change the /var/spool/mail/virtual directory itself?
> (Like the error message says.)

Yes, after sitting looking at that error message for a while, I tried that and it seems to work.  I'm confused now as to why is works on the test system - but nonetheless thank you.


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