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Old 04-20-2008, 03:54 AM   #1
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Maildir problems... imapd cant see the maildir of user


I have set up a system on CentOS5.1 in Vserver. It work great and so on but the imapd. I used Courier Imap, Cyrus and postfix.. When I try to log in I get this error:
bash-3.1# telnet localhost 143
. login testuser@my.domain.tld test123
BYE [ALERT] Fatal error: my.domain.tld/testuser/: No such file or directory

bash-3.1# tail /var/log/maillog
Apr 20 04:30:53 danis imapd: Connection, ip=[::ffff:]
Apr 20 04:31:05 danis imapd: chdir No such file or directory
I have set up 2 dirs in /home/vmail:
bash-3.1# maildirmake /home/vmail/testuser
bash-3.1# maildirmake /home/vmail/testuser@my.domain.tld
bash-3.1# cat /etc/authlib/authmysqlrc | grep HOME_
MYSQL_HOME_FIELD "/home/vmail"
bash-3.1# cat /etc/postfix/ | grep mailbox_base
virtual_mailbox_base = /home/vmail
bash-3.1# cat /etc/passwd | grep vmail
what am I doing wrong?
Old 04-20-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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I can't say I know the answer, but it looks to me as if your system somehow has the wrong path for the home directories for you users (are they actual user or virtual users?).

If proper unix users, what'she home dir in /etc/passwd?
Old 04-20-2008, 08:57 AM   #3
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Got it working. A dir had to be created inside /home/vmail.
mkdir /home/vmail/my.domain.tld
maildirmake /home/vmail/my.domain.tld/testuser


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