[Dovecot] Permission denied but works anyway

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun Oct 16 19:00:58 EEST 2005

On Sun, 2005-10-09 at 23:01 -0400, Bob Hall wrote:
> I've just updated from 99.14 to 1.0.a3 on a FreeBSD box. Everything went
> fine, except for a bit of flakyness from Thunderbird. When first
> checking a mail box in Thunderbird (running on Win2k), I get a message
> saying that the command can't be carried out and the server answered
> "Permission denied". I click OK and everything works fine. As long as
> Thunderbird stays open, the message doesn't pop up again. It only
> happens when I first check the Inbox for a given account.

Is there anything in Dovecot's log files? Usually errors similar to
these are written there.

Probably the only reason why that could happen without anything being
written to log files is that imap process doesn't have permission to one
of your mailboxes (eg. maybe a leftover core file?).
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