[Dovecot] Permission denied changing to mail directory

Chris Wakelin c.d.wakelin at reading.ac.uk
Sun Aug 28 01:40:19 EEST 2005

You're not runing SELinux by any chance? I'm no expert, but I've seen 
messages on the list suggesting that can be the cause of such permission 


Chris Hogan wrote:
> I have 3 domains using one mail server. I've set the dovecot mail 
> directories to be
> /mail/mail/%d/%n
> When someone logs on, dovecot attempt to navigate to the domain 
> directory first & we get a permission denied, and we get no further. Its 
> very odd because (a) it was working up until 16:50 on Thursday & (b) the 
> directories now have 777 access. Each user is (at present) a separate 
> unix user & the directories are owned by root & have a file group of mail.
> I would have thought that the 777 access would have been enough. I don't 
> know what we did on Thursday evening, but any ideas about how to fix the 
> permissions problem?
> Chris

Christopher Wakelin,                           c.d.wakelin at reading.ac.uk
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