[Dovecot] question regarding rw-access on mailbox on creation/login (dovecot 1.2.17)

Professa Dementia professa at dementianati.com
Wed Mar 6 10:38:36 EET 2013

On 3/6/2013 12:15 AM, Götz Reinicke - IT Koordinator wrote:
> Hi,
> currently I have one new user with a problem. When she logs in to
> dovecot with pop3 from her apple mail, dovecot tells problems with the
> +w permission.
> Error: open(/var/mail/******) failed: Permission denied
> (euid=3462(******) egid=548(dozenten) missing +w perm: /var/mail)
> /var/mail is rw by root.mail
> I cant see why just this particular user has that problem/gets that
> messages.
> AFAIK no one changed any default permissions on directories or set
> different users.
> What could be "wrong"? Any suggestions is welcome.

Filesystem ACLs?


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