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Old 16th April 2012, 12:15
andyb2000 andyb2000 is offline
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Talking Emails causing Unable to create a dot-lock file

Hi folks,

This may just be a logical error that I've done, if so please point me in the right direction!

I've got quite a few domains attached to my Email setup, so my setup is:

Under Email Accounts > Domain I have the primary domain setup ""
I then setup an Email mailbox "".
I then setup a Domain Alias for "" forwarding to "".

So emails work if sent to or The problem comes if somebody sends an email to "", the alias works and it tries to forward it to the, but because doesn't exist (and I don't want it to exist!) it causes maildrop to get angry:

E29691036B1     2732 Sun Apr 15 18:14:59
(temporary failure. Command output: ERR: authdaemon: s_connect() failed: Permission denied /usr/bin/maildrop: Unable to create a dot-lock at /var/vmail/
Is there a simple solution to this, should I be creating a dummy catch-all to drop the mail or something, ideally I want these emails bounced with invalid recipient.

Thanks in advance.
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