[Dovecot] Setting up mixed mbox and maildir

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Jul 3 03:09:43 EEST 2012

On 28.6.2012, at 2.34, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:

> I am continuing to attempt to set up dovecot to keep its mail store in maildir
> form while receiving it from an mbox, but without success.  Dovecot reports the
> error that it can't create the file ~/mail/.imap/INBOX (and also that it can't
> chown it to user mail, not surprising since it doesn't exist).  This seems 
> reasonable, since jonrysh (that is me) is not a member of the group mail.  What
> should be done next?  Should I join the group mail?  It seems that this should
> not be necessary in general.  The mail store is in ~/maildir, so what is the 
> function of the mbox ~/mail?  
> Dovecot must be misconfigured, but it's not clear to a newbie like myself 
> what's wrong.  Any advice would be appreciated.  I have attached an extract
> from maillog showing the errors (dovecot.log) dovecot reports (dovecot.log),
> and the output of dovecot -n (dovecot-n).

The log shows the URL for the explanation and the solution: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Errors/ChgrpNoPerm

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