Postfix/Courier Mail

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by section8, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. section8

    section8 New Member

    Hi There,

    I have followed this tutorial:

    and very closely I believe.

    I started with having issues with logging in with a pop3 client. I got "-ERR Maildir no such file or directory". I finally came across a comment saying to create this directory: /home/vmail/ and then create a maildir in that directory using maildirmake Maildir in that directory and changing ownership to vmail:vmail.

    So that fixed that problem but instead now I get: -ERR Maildir invalid (no 'cur' directory)'

    I also found after sending an email to that user, it does not go anywhere near the /home/vmail/ it actually stores the mail in a file called /var/mail/username

    Does anyone know what is going on here? I would really appreciate ANY help.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. section8

    section8 New Member

    also found this in the /var/log/mail.log:

    Apr 5 17:40:20 localhost pop3d-ssl: scancur opendir("cur"): No such file or directory
  3. section8

    section8 New Member

    OK I have solved this.

    My mail is saving in mbox format and not Maildir, so sending mail to my account does not auto-generate a Maildir. I had to manually create it at: /home/vmail/ & ./tmp & ./new which finally allowed me to authenticate but brings me to another issue.

    My mail is saving in mbox format! Why is it doing this ? It is saving in /var/mail/$user

    I really don't have a clue how to change this over to Maildir format.

    Please someone answer me!
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2007
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's in /etc/postfix/

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