[Dovecot] Writing to mail directory
gerard at seibercom.net
Sat Nov 11 21:15:09 UTC 2006
Using Dovecot as an LDA produces this error message:
// START ERROR MESSAGE //
failed: Permission denied
deliver(gerard): Error: file_lock_dotlock() failed with mbox file
/var/mail/gerard: Permission denied
// END ERROR MESSAGE//
Actually, there are dozens of similar messages for all of my accounts.
One example is enough to see what I am referring to. I am using Postfix
for my mail-server.
If I change the permissions on the directory to '1777' the error goes away
and everything seems normal. The problem is that I should not have to do
that and I do not understand what the problem is. Has anyone else
experienced this phenomena and come up with a solution?
"Off list mail from *.gmail.com is rejected/deleted unseen. Don't
waste your time."
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