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Old 12-03-2007, 12:36 AM   #1
Paulsuk
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Unhappy Postfix won't deliver to Maildir :-(


Hi,

I've just finished rebuilding my LFS server after a major crash (power outage took out complete system!)

Anyway, I have it mostly back up and running, but I don't seem to be able to get Postfix to deliver into the Maildirs for the users. Instead, mail is ending up in /var/mail.

postconf -n gives:
Quote:
command_directory = /usr/sbin
config_directory = /etc/postfix
daemon_directory = /usr/lib/postfix
debug_peer_level = 2
home_mailbox = Maildir/
html_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.3.3/html
mail_owner = postfix
mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq
manpage_directory = /usr/share/man
mydestination = $myhostname, maggiandpaul.co.uk, maggiandpaul.dnsalias.org
myhostname = smithers1.maggiandpaul.co.uk
newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases
queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.3.3/README
sample_directory = /etc/postfix
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail
setgid_group = postdrop
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550
if I look at mail.log, the following appears when a mail comes in:-
Quote:
Dec 3 05:17:14 smithers postfix/smtpd[17456]: connect from 51.18.stillsave.com[216.153.51.18]
Dec 3 05:17:15 smithers postfix/smtpd[17456]: 447D2278071: client=51.18.stillsave.com[216.153.51.18]
Dec 3 05:17:15 smithers postfix/cleanup[17460]: 447D2278071: message-id=<ULfbjbgeamcacJQ@stillsave.com>
Dec 3 05:17:15 smithers postfix/qmgr[17312]: 447D2278071: from=<28899494.5191640@stillsave.com>, size=3684, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Dec 3 05:17:15 smithers postfix/local[17462]: warning: dict_nis_init: NIS domain name not set - NIS lookups disabled
Dec 3 05:17:15 smithers postfix/local[17462]: 447D2278071: to=<paul@maggiandpaul.co.uk>, relay=local, delay=0.32, delays=0.26/0.01/0/0.05, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: IFS=' ' && exec /usr/bin/procmail -f- || exit 75 #paul)
Dec 3 05:17:15 smithers postfix/qmgr[17312]: 447D2278071: removed
Dec 3 05:17:15 smithers postfix/smtpd[17456]: disconnect from 51.18.stillsave.com[216.153.51.18]
I can't see where procmail is being configured (I actually do want it, but I'm not sure if the "delivered to command" is correct or not.) I thought the home_mailbox setting in main.cf would get Maildirs to work, but...

Can anyone help?

TIA

Paul

P.S. once I get it working, is there any way I can get the system to re-process the /var/mail/<user> files into the various Maildirs?
 
Old 12-03-2007, 01:35 AM   #2
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Do you have anything in transport (probably /etc/postfix/transport)? What is in master.cf? Do you have a .forward for the user?

Last edited by billymayday; 12-03-2007 at 01:42 AM.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 11:37 AM   #3
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Thanks BMD :-)

Ok, I checked my .forward and that was what was firing procmail off. Renamed it and mail started arriving properly! :-)

Now, how do I get procmail to behave? Before the crash, it was working fine (which is why the .forward file is there).

Simple setup - I want to tell procmail to use Maildir rather than /var/mail/<user>

Thanks

Paul

Last edited by Paulsuk; 12-03-2007 at 12:08 PM.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 12:10 PM   #4
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Also, (I forgot to ask) is there an easy way I can get the /var/mail/<user> file(s) that have been created whilst the problem has existed to be re-processed through the system so they go to the correct place(s) (i.e. into the Maildirs)

Cheers,

Paul
 
Old 12-03-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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Have a quick look at the results of a search of www.google.com/linus for "mailbox maildir conversion" - you'll be swamped for choice.

Here's one

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...format-381568/

edit - sorry - don't use procmail or know the answer topost 4 short of renaming the files or similar

Last edited by billymayday; 12-03-2007 at 04:16 PM.
 
  


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