[Dovecot] Permission Denied - cannot create inbox

Joseph Tam jtam.home at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 01:25:16 EEST 2011

Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> writes:

> This is anyway mbox-specific problem, so I added it now to mbox page:
> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/MailLocation/mbox


>> imap(tss): Error:
>> fchown(/home/tss/mail/.imap/INBOX/dovecot.index.log.newlock,
>> group=8(mail)) failed: Operation not permitted (egid=1000(tss), group
>> based on /var/mail/tss - see http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Errors/NoPerm)
> Changed the wiki link: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Errors/ChgrpNoPerm

Thanks, Timo.  This will be opaque to the user, but I don't think it
will happen often so it's no bother to find the problem in the logs.

Joseph Tam <jtam.home at gmail.com>

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