Domain Alias & Unable to create a dot-lock

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by crazyivan, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. crazyivan

    crazyivan New Member HowtoForge Supporter


    My mail queue is slowly filling. Caused by errors like:
    temporary failure. Command output: /usr/bin/maildrop: Unable to create a dot-lock at /var/vmail/
    I've double checked permissions and the pipe to maildrop.


    - is configured to receive mail for All mail for should be delivered to A Domain Alias is created for NO other configurations for have been made. Mail to is being accepted for delivery but remains in the queue because maildrop cannot deliver this to the mailbox. Log file reads:
    Unable to create a dot-lock at /var/vmail/
    The directory /var/vmail/ obviously does not exist because the alias 'Lewis' has not been defined.


    Why is email for a non-existing alias accepted in the SMTP phase? (This would be EXPECTED behavior)
    Why is email for Lewis@SecondDomain not delivered to the mailbox of (This would be UNWANTED behavior)
    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Details of setup:
    Kernell: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Jan 16 16:22:28 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    All packages are fully updated.
    Other config files or log files available upon request.
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

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