[Dovecot] mbox INBOX out of sync (?)

Tinguaro Barreno Delgado tbarreno at yahoo.es
Thu Jan 17 08:30:15 EET 2013

Hello again,

Permissions seems to be ok; all mboxes has 660 with group 'mail'.

-rw-rw---- 1 tbarreno mail  1337814 ene 17 06:10 tbarreno

However, the dovecot service was changed last October in Debian distro:

  * Dovecot uses two system users for internal purposes now by
    default: "dovenull" and "dovecot". "dovenull" user is used by
    completely untrustworthy processes, while "dovecot" user is used
    for slightly more trusted processes.

The "dovecot" user isn't included in the 'mail' group; I've tryed but it doesn't work.

I'll take a look at the Postfix configuration just to see if it's locking the files.

Many thanks again.

Best wishes,
Tinguaro Barreno

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 08:43:13AM +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-01-13 at 20:38 +0100, Tinguaro Barreno Delgado wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > 
> > I've running a Dovecot's installation for several years without problems but since last system upgrade (Dec 26) I'm facing a kind of sync issue with the /var/mail/ inbox files.
> > 
> > We have got mobile and desktops IMAP clients (mostly Mozilla Thunderbird). The problem is that /var/mail/ files (mbox) aren't updated: we can delete mail from clients but they persist in de /var/mail, so the same user can see the mail again from other IMAP client.
> > 
> > Logs seems to be correct.
> Sounds like Dovecot thinks the INBOX is read-only. What are the
> filesystem permissions in the files?

Tinguaro Barreno Delgado
<tbarreno at alameda.homeip.net>

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