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Old 19th July 2008, 17:04
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Default maildrop: unable to change home directory

hi guys,

I followed the http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_us..._clamav_centos. I have been having problems with my maildrop. I constantly get the following error.

Jul 19 16:45:26 helen postfix/pipe[15741]: 2049FC2173: to=<hoboka@example.com>, relay=maildrop, delay=7133, delays=7133/0/0/0.07, dsn=4.3.0, status=deferred (temporary failure. Command output: /usr/bin/maildrop: Unable to change to home directory. )
when I run maildrop -V 3 -d hoboka@example.com

maildrop: authlib: groupid=1001
maildrop: authlib: userid=1001
maildrop: authlib: logname=hoboka@example.com, home=/var/vmail2, mail=/var/vmail2/hoboka@example.com/
maildrop: Changing to /var/vmail2
maildrop: Unable to change to home directory.
i tried /etc/maildroprc


# commands and variables for making the mail directories

# make the user's mail directory if it doesn't exist
`test -e $MAILDIR`
if ($RETURNCODE != 0)
`$mkdir -p $MAILDIR`
`$rmdir $MAILDIR`
`$maildirmake $MAILDIR`

# make the .Junk folder if it doesn't exist
`test -d $_JUNK_DEST`
if ($RETURNCODE != 0 )
`$maildirmake $_JUNK_DEST`
#auto subscribe. the following works for courier-imap
`echo INBOX.Junk >> $MAILDIR/courierimapsubscribed`

if (/^X-Spam-Flag:.*YES/)
exception {
to $DEFAULT/.Junk/
Please assist

Thanks in advance.
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Old 20th July 2008, 13:41
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Old 22nd July 2008, 15:58
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hi ft,

I tried the script from BlueC and it didn't work :-(
I found another post by asyadiqin which had a similar problem but, the user was unclear on what they did to resolve the problem.


where else can i check?

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