Domain Alias & Unable to create a dot-lock

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

  1. crazyivan

    crazyivan New Member


    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 [email protected]. All mail for should be delivered to A Domain Alias is created for NO other configurations for have been made. Mail to [email protected] 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 [email protected] not delivered to the mailbox of [email protected]. (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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