[Dovecot] dovecot imap permission denied

Daminto Lie dlie76 at yahoo.com.au
Wed Aug 31 07:09:32 EEST 2011


I received the following error from mail.log 

Aug 31 13:50:57 server1 dovecot: IMAP(mike_lee): mkdir(/home/mike_lee/Maildir/.INBOX.Sent/cur) failed: Permission denied (euid=1004 egid=1003(companyusergroup) missing +w perm: /home)

What I have tried to do is changing the permission for /home by typing "sudo chmod 755 /home" and this does not work. What does it mean by missing +w perm: /home? and wonder how to get around it?

This is what I have in main.cf from Postfix

myhostname = server1
myorigin = /etc/mailname
relayhost = 
mynetworks =,
inet_interfaces = all
inet_protocols = ipv4
home_mailbox = Maildir/
smtpd_sasl_type = dovecot
#smtpd_sasl_path = private/auth-client
smtpd_sasl_path = private/auth
smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_sasl_authenticated,permit_mynetworks,reject_unauth_destination
#smtpd_sender_login_maps = ldap:/etc/postfix/ldap_senders.cf
broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
#dovecot_destination_recipient_limit = 1
debug_peer_list =
debug_peer_level = 5

Any help is very much appreciated.

Thank you

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