Auto expunge log

@lbutlr kremels at
Sat Nov 16 22:01:31 EET 2019

> On 16 Nov 2019, at 12:41, Michael Ludwig <frozenyoghurt2010 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm just setting up a new dovecot system and wonder why I get this
> error. On another dovecot system this works with no problems.
> Log entry when exiting MUA Thunderbird:
> ===========================
> Nov 16 20:16:35 myhostname dovecot: imap(info at Error:
> autoexpunge: Couldn't create dovecot.autoexpunge.lock lock:
> file_create_locked(/var/mail/vmail/
> failed: safe_mkstemp(/var/mail/vmail/
> failed: No such file or directory

Do you have mail_home set? And do you have the right permissions on it?

> ===========================
> Is this double slash between /info// okay?

Not usually, no.

> I believe
> there should be a "Mailbox" in between?

Depends on your setup, but ~/Maildir/ is usual though certainly not required.

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