[CentOS] mail delivery question

Thu Jun 26 10:22:08 UTC 2014
lee <lee at yun.yagibdah.de>

Chuck Campbell <campbell at accelinc.com> writes:

> On 6/21/2014 2:48 PM, lee wrote:
>> Chuck Campbell <campbell at accelinc.com> writes:
>>> I am using dovecot as an imap server. Procmail won't update indexes during email
>>> delivery, so I'm having some performance delays and lags when accessing the
>>> emails via imap.
>> Maildir doesn't have indexes.  Are you sure that the delays you're
>> seeing are from dovecot rebuilding them when someone accesses their IMAP
>> account?
> Then I don't know why the dovecot docs say using dovecot-lda is the
> preferred delivery method, so it will update the indexes. Everything
> I've read about dovecot indicates that they do indexing, and in fact,
> I have to force my mail client to a different mailbox, then back for
> it to see new emails, because of this issue as I understand it.

That dovecot uses indexes doesn't mean that maildir does.

I wonder what it does when email is delivered while the recipient is
accessing it via IMAP when both the IMAP server and the MDA are updating
the indexes.

>>> >From campbell at accelinc.com  Fri Jun 20 14:00:06 2014
>>>   Subject: Re: Uruguay gravity model description
>>>    Folder: /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver -m /home/campbell/Maildir/         10470
>> Folder /usr/libexec/...?
> It appears procmail is trying to deliver to the path of the deliver executable...
>>> procmail: Unlocking "/home/campbell/.lockmail"
>>> procmail: Executing "/usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver,-m,/home/campbell/Maildir/"
>>> /bin/sh: /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver: Permission denied
>> That looks to me as if 'deliver' is not allowed to write to ~/Maildir.
>> As which user is it running?  Can it deliver when you run it as the same
>> user who owns ~/Maildir?
> Deliver fails when I run it standalone with the same issues, which
> made me think in might beSELinux. I'm going to try running SELinux in
> permissive mode to see if it works.

When you run it as who?

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