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Old 23rd May 2010, 13:03
klonos klonos is offline
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Question mailboxes not created in /home/vmail/domain.name

Hi all,

Its been a while since I've last posted, which as always is good (no news = good news), but lately I am having this issue where mailboxes for new virtual users aren't created.

The server was a Ubuntu 8.10 one and after it crashed I reinstalled to a fresh 10.04 (following the 9.10 virtual users how-to). I transferred settings and all the old mailboxes and everything is working fine.

When I create a new account in the db and send a first mail to it to initialize it, the mailbox for that account is not created under /home/vmail. My .cf files are all
-rw-r----- 1 root postfix
, the vmail directory is
drwxr-xr-x 3 vmail  vmail
and our domain.name directory is
drwx------ 19 vmail vmail
. Finally, each of the old mailbox directories are
drwx------ 5 vmail vmail

Do you see anything fishy with permissions?

When I telnet the server for pop, I see the following error in my mail.log file:

pop3d: chdir domain.name/mailbox/: No such file or directory
...where 'domain.name' is our domain and 'mailbox' is the username/account I try to log in with.

Any ideas how I can troubleshoot this further?
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Old 24th May 2010, 23:15
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Originally Posted by klonos View Post
When I create a new account in the db and send a first mail to it to initialize it, the mailbox for that account is not created under /home/vmail.
What's in your mail log (/var/log/mail.log) when this happens?
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