[Dovecot] Dovecot rejecting Vpopmail User 89

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Aug 24 23:48:00 EEST 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-24 at 16:34 -0400, hobie at rumormillnews.com wrote:
> Hi, Timo - from mail.warn log file, domain name redacted:
> Aug 24 16:32:07 debian dovecot: imap(postmaster at v....org): Error: user
> postmaster at v....org: Couldn't drop privileges: Mail access for users with
> UID 89 not permitted (see first_valid_uid in config file, uid from userdb
> lookup).

OK, so it is the first_valid_uid that's the problem.. In your previous
doveconf -n output you didn't have first_valid_uid set at all, which
defaults to 500. So: set first_valid_uid=89, verify that doveconf -n
shows it in its output, and check if the error message changes.

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