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Re: [vox-tech] mail problem

I'm using RH 7.3.  My file directory structure and permissions are the
same as Samuel's, except that I don't have the "T" option set.  Before I
set it, though, I'd like to confirm that this is the "sticky bit".  In
my book, Linux in a Nutshell, the sticky bit is represented by a "t".

Also, my var/spool/postfix directory is owned by root/root.  Its
permissions are drwxr_xr_x.  I wonder whether the owner is OK.

I made some other changes and the nature of the problem has changed. 

I'm now sending mail, but not as I want to.  For testing purposes, I
want to send the email to myself.  When I sent mail to
alan.lake@lakeinfoworks.com, I got a "user unknown" error.  When I sent
mail to alan@lakeinfoworks.com, the attempt was technically successful. 
However, my intent was to send via the internet to my web host and
receive the mail with my Evolution client.  Instead, I was only able to
get the email by opening a terminal window and typing "mail" at the
command line while logged in as user "alan".

In /etc/postfix/main.cf, I've got a good relayhost...

On Mon, 2002-10-14 at 00:19, Samuel Merritt wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 12, 2002 at 05:17:56PM -0700, Alan H. Lake wrote:
> > I'm trying to send mail from PHP and am getting the message (in
> > /var/log/maillog)
> > 
> > Oct 12 17:15:35 ontario postfix/postdrop[3588]: warning:
> > mail_queue_enter: create file maildrop/262682.3588: Permission denied
> > 
> > Do you have any idea what to do about that?
> It sounds to me like the permissions or the ownership on
> /var/spool/postfix/maildrop (or wherever it is on your distribution) are
> wrong. 
> On my mail server (Debian 3.0), we have: 
> drwx-wx--T    2 postfix  postdrop       35 Oct 13 06:47 /var/spool/postfix/maildrop
> The directory has to be writable by group postdrop, since the postdrop
> process runs as gid postdrop (or the user chosen at compile time). 
> -- 
> Samuel Merritt
> OpenPGP key is at http://meat.andcheese.org/~spam/spam_at_andcheese_dot_org.asc
> Information about PGP can be found at http://www.mindspring.com/~aegreene/pgp/

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