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Old 05-25-2004, 07:05 AM   #1
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postfix error procmail: Couldn't create "/var/spool/mail/


when I send a mail to my server I get this: procmail: Couldn't create "/var/spool/mail/user

what does it man and how to I fix it?
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:11 AM   #2
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Check permissions on the directory, check to make sure that the correct user is running proc mail.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:41 AM   #3
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northern virginia? where are you at? I am there too!

Anyhow, I am new to Linux mail servers. where do I check the permissions, is there a conf file for procmail. I just installed prcmail from the default Redhat install.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 12:24 PM   #4
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well...I've gone to Redhat and pulled this:
http://www.redhat.com/support/resour...WTO/book1.html

and still a no go. In fact the howto is informational, but I still get the procmail errors.

I found a tutorial in spainsh, so that doesn't help me.

Has anyone tried Exim? I hear it's extremely easy to configure.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:04 AM   #5
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figured it out. I have to change the permissions on /var/spool/mail to 1770. Then create a procmailrc in the /etc directory. Funny thing though is every tutorial in the internet I found never said that. I added procmail and spamassassin. Now everything is kosher.
 
  


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