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

Joseph Tam jtam.home at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 02:10:22 EET 2013

Alan McGinlay wrote:

> Can't believe I'm the only one with this error, googled it and there is
> nothing. Sorry to whine but I am getting desperate here!

I googled "safe_mkstemp permission denied" and first hit is this thread


which mentions this error coming about from chrooting users.  Looking back
on your post, I see


 	mail_chroot = /var/vmail

As long as your desperate, maybe try leaving this setting empty?
(This doesn't explain why it's not deterministic though.)   Try
process traces -- I do when I'm stumped.

Joseph Tam <jtam.home at gmail.com>

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