Permissions for shared mail don't work

Damien Desfontaines damien at
Fri Oct 17 21:40:57 UTC 2014


Here it is:

You can actually see when I manually changed all permissions, around
October 12, and the fact that the messages received afterwards don't
have the correct permissions.



On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 08:26:10AM +0200, Steffen Kaiser wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 2014, Damien Desfontaines wrote:
> >I'm trying to make the mailbox of (system) user "spam" available to
> >user "ted". I followed these instructions:
> >
> >and it doesn't seem to work. To be more precise:
> >- I manually (and recursively) changed the permissions of all
> > files in ~spam/Mail to 660 (and 770 for the directories);
> >- I manually (and recursively) changed the group owner of everything
> > in ~spam/Mail to "mailperso", where "mailperso" is a group whose
> > users are spam and ted;
> >- I added « mail_access_groups=mailperso » into my dovecot config;
> >- and I restarted dovecot.
> >
> >But still, when I send a new email to spam, it appears as being owned
> >by group "spam" and having permissions set to 600, so I can't access
> >it with user "ted". I also tried to set the setgid bit for ~spam/Mail,
> >it didn't change anything, and when I recursively set the setgid for
> >all subdirectories of ~spam/Mail, it gives new mails the correct group
> >(mailperso) but not the correct permissions.
> Please post (here in the list)
> ls -al ~spam/Mail ~spam/Mail/{new,cur}
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