[CentOS] Two strange behaviours with dovecot+postfix+squirrelmail
fneira at defensoria.gob.pe
Fri Sep 16 20:34:59 UTC 2005
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About a week ago I was forced to migrate my main (production) email server from RH9 to
Centos4.1. The installation has dovecot-0.99.11 + postfix-2.1.5 and >600 mbox accessed email
Number 1. Some users accessing thru squirremail (installed in my webserver) can read their
INBOX at /var/spool/mail directory but when trying to delete a message they receive the
following error message from squirrelmail:
ERROR: Could not complete request.
Consulta: COPY 1279 "mail/Trash"
Reason Given: Internal error occured. Error report written to server log. [2005-09-16 15:08:04]
and the error logged is the following:
Sep 16 15:09:27 mail imap(username): mkdir_parents(/home/username//mail/.imap/Trash) failed:
I never stated that .imap/Trash when configuring dovecot and the strangest thing is that my
account, as most of others, can delete messages moving from /var/spool/mail/my_name to
Number 2. Randomly, some users connecting from Mozilla Thunderbird via IMAP get an error
message telling that there has been an error connecting to INBOX. Watching the maillog I
found the following:
Sep 16 13:07:43 mail imap(otheruser): File isn't in mbox format: /var/spool/mail/otheruser
I accessed the user's inbox file with vi and found that there was a "--604" at the beginning
of the file. In other case I found that the file was beginning with a truncated email message.
Trying to "walk on the safer side", I changed the mbox_lock setting from "fcntl" to
"dotlock" in the /etc/dovecot.conf file.
Any suggestions and comments about his will be highly appreciated. Forgive me about my
English, it is not my native lanaguage.
Francisco Neira B.
Administrador de Red
Defensoria del Pueblo
Lima, Peru, -05:00 UTC
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