[Dovecot] Feature request for maildir style boxes
tss at iki.fi
Wed Oct 6 02:17:16 EEST 2010
On 6.10.2010, at 0.09, David Ford wrote:
> On 10/05/2010 06:44 PM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
>> On 5.10.2010, at 23.38, David Ford wrote:
>>> net-mail group is used by sendmail, procmail, dovecot, and additional
>>> programs that read/write in the users mail directory.
>> Can you give some specific examples?
> i did. sendmail accesses .forward or aliasing files,
Isn't .forward typically in home dir, not under maildir? I don't know about per-user aliases file (there's such a thing?), but I'd guess that is also under home dir.
> procmail does delivery,
> new/ and tmp/ are set to david:david 0700 as cur/ is
It can't do delivery as net-mail group if they're 0700.
> dovecot does read/write for imap, pine reads and writes and
> webmail cgi reads and writes or uses imap.
None of those can work either with net-mail group permissions since all the necessary dirs are 0700.
> .maildir cannot be 0700 because programs that don't run as
> the same userid but only as the group id cannot then access the .maildir
> directory. it's not important that they have access to files below the
> top level mail store. procmail issues an error when writing in tmp/ as
You still haven't given one example of where it's actually useful to have it 0770. Seems to me that your problem would simply go away with chmod 0700 .maildir.
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