Troubles with Dovecot 2.3.3 - mkdir permission denied due to +w perm: /var, dir owned by 0:0 mode=0755)

Kunal A. kunal.oa at
Fri Feb 22 21:30:31 EET 2019

Dear Ralph,
Ah! You are right. My eyes are not working correctly. I kept thinking I was
reading /va/mail/vmail etc.
Sorry for this and thank you very much for catching it!

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 2:17 PM Ralph Seichter via dovecot <
dovecot at> wrote:

> * Kunal A. via dovecot:
> > Error: mkdir(/var/vmail/email1 at failed: Permission
> > denied (euid=5000(vmail) egid=5000(vmail) missing +w perm: /var, dir
> owned
> > by 0:0 mode=0755)
> The error message seems pretty clear. User 'vmail' does not have write
> permissions for /var, which is owned by 'root'. I suggest you create
> /var/vmail and grant the necessary permissions there.
> -Ralph
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