[Dovecot] Dsync error: Couldn't drop privileges: getgrnam

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun Dec 8 22:49:45 EET 2013

On 5.12.2013, at 22.18, Alan McGinlay - SICS <alanm at sics.se> wrote:

> mail_privileged_group = vmail
> mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
> dsync(alantestuser at whatever.com): Error: user alantestuser at whatever.com: Couldn't drop privileges: getgrnam(vmail) failed: No such file or directory (in mail_privileged_group setting)

You don’t have vmail group in your system? Either create it or remove this setting. Most likely you want to remove it, since this setting was meant only for mbox format, while you’re using maildir.

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