[Dovecot] Question re: filesystem permissions

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Jan 6 22:23:17 EET 2014

Hi all,

I want to make sure the filesystems are correct/optimal and secure as 

This is a virtual hosting setup only (no system users), and dovecot is 
currently running in high performance mode (I'm thinking I want to 
change that too, so wondering if that would affect the permissions)...

/var/vmail (and everything under it) is owned by vmail:vmail.

Current permissions are:

/var/vmail  755

/var/vmail/example1.com  777

/var/vmail/example2.com  777

/var/vmail/example1.com/user1  755  (all other user home dirs are the same)

/var/vmail/example1.com/user1/Maildir  700 (all other user Maildirs and 
all subdirs are the same)

All files are 600, with the exception of the 
dovecot-uidvalidity.blahblah files, which are 444

So... is this right? Anything need to be changed?



Best regards,


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