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Sat, Jun 18, 2016 10:59 pm

Dovecot "Permission denied" error in maillog file

While checking on another problem, I noticed a lot of "Permission denied" messages in a maillog file in the /var/log directory. The errors were occurring whenever one particular user checked her email, which was being checked by Microsoft Outlook on her PC.

# grep "Permission denied" /var/log/maillog.1 | tail -n 3
Jun 17 18:56:08 moonpoint dovecot: pop3(nell): Error: open(/home/nell/mail/.imap
/INBOX/dovecot.index.log) failed: Permission denied (euid=503(nell) egid=1002(ne
ll) missing +x perm: /home/nell/mail/.imap/INBOX, dir owned by 0:0 mode=0700)
Jun 17 19:26:44 moonpoint dovecot: pop3(nell): Error: open(/home/nell/mail/.imap
/INBOX/dovecot.index.log) failed: Permission denied (euid=503(nell) egid=1002(ne
ll) missing +x perm: /home/nell/mail/.imap/INBOX, dir owned by 0:0 mode=0700)
Jun 17 19:57:29 moonpoint dovecot: pop3(nell): Error: open(/home/nell/mail/.imap
/INBOX/dovecot.index.log) failed: Permission denied (euid=503(nell) egid=1002(ne
ll) missing +x perm: /home/nell/mail/.imap/INBOX, dir owned by 0:0 mode=0700)
#

Checking the permissions and ownership on the referenced mail/.imap/INBOX file for her account and comparing it to other accounts, I saw that root was listed as the owner and the group for the file under her home directory, but for other users the same file under their home directory was owned by the user's account and the group matched the user name for the user.

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