[Dovecot] POP3 fails on non-existent inbox
tss at iki.fi
Tue Jul 13 13:47:30 EEST 2004
On 13.7.2004, at 04:27, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> Using the latest RPM (dovecot-0.99.10.5) on Fedora Core 2. I connected
> to the server by POP3 for a user who'd not yet received email (ever)
> so she didn't have a spool file in /var/spool/mail, and dovecot was
> failing on login.
> I just tested it by removing my own mailbox and see this in maillog:
> pop3-login: Login: ken [127.0.0.1]
> pop3(ken): stat() failed with mbox file /var/spool/mail/ken: No such
> file or directory
Hmm. What do you have in default_mail_env setting? That file should be
created automatically, and I couldn't get it to break myself.
Or actually, does the user have access to create new files in
/var/spool/mail? Looks like Dovecot doesn't complain if it can't create
it. I'll change that.
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