Permission denied

Aki Tuomi aki.tuomi at
Wed Dec 29 07:51:34 UTC 2021

> On 29/12/2021 05:22 Ken Wright <daddywarlock at> wrote:
> My server has been running just fine for over a year, until I upgraded
> PostfixAdmin and somehow messed things up.  Now I can't log in, and my
> mail client (Evolution, if it matters) keeps popping up an
> authentication request.  The server is Ubuntu 20.04, my Dovecot is
> version, and Evolution is 3.40.4-1.  I've also tried logging in
> with Roundcube with no success.  Any insight or suggestions will be
> gratefully received!
> Here's the most recent entry from /var/log/mail.err:
> Dec 28 22:05:02 grace dovecot:
> lmtp(me at<910309><SOFiMl7Qy2Hl4w0AThsuZQ>: Error: lmtp-
> server: conn unix:pid=906625,uid=117 [6]: rcpt me at Mailbox
> open(/var/mail/vmail/me at
> ) failed: Permission denied
> Any further information available upon request!

Maybe systemd is blocking it?

If systemd unit has ProtectSystem=strict or ProtectSystem=full, try adding override.conf with 



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