newbie: dovecot 2.0 error
on centos 6.2 server install
trying to set up dovecot but I get the following error in my maillog:
dovecot: pop3(username): Error: user username: Initialization failed: Initializing mail storage from mail_location setting failed: mkdir(/home/username/mail) failed: Permission denied (euid=500(username) egid=500(username) missing +w perm: /home/username, euid is not dir owner)
I can see the location /home/username needs write permissions but nothing works in resolving this error. The username in question can receive mail no problem but picking it up with dovecot is where I'm stuck. I don't know what euid and guid means. Can anyone tell me what command I need to run to give this folder the correct permissions? And who should be the group owner of this folder? I've been on this for days and google only has stuff on obsolete dovecot versions. Thanks for any help.