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Old 09-07-2004, 08:51 AM   #1
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Postfix, Maildrop help


Can anyone help me here?? Bin at this for days!!! So far have everything working cept, cant get maildrop to deliver to /Maildir. I have installed maildrop with the alteration to config.h to make sure it uses Maildir format. But when I recieve a message it sits in the que with this messaga :
temporary failure. Command output: sh: Line 1: USER:
command not found /usr/local/bin/maildrop: unable to create log file
(taken from webmin)

All the files seem to be in the right place and I can send emails no probs. Can anyone suggest where I can start looking to fix this?

mailbox_command = /usr/local/bin/maildrop -d $(USER)
home_mailbox = Maildir/

Much appreciated. Thanx.
Old 09-07-2004, 08:57 PM   #2
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Hi yus,
Fixed this problem by editing the maildroprc file. However, now have another problem........ "unable to open mailbox" error. There seem to be a few post on this in google.....but no solution. Can anyone help me here??
Old 09-08-2004, 01:43 AM   #3
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Hee hee........fixed it. Can't explain y it worx....just that it does!!
Deleted the maildroprc file from /etc and all worx! I thought this file was required for maildrop to work?? Can anyone explain??
Old 03-08-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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Digging up an old thread during a search....

The reason why it works is because maildrop first checks to see if maildroprc exists.. if it doesn't, it then checks if ~/.mailfilter exists.. If neither exists, it delivers the mail without any checking.

So, if you're not going to use maildrop for anything special, might as well not have mail piped to maildrop but that's up to you. Just an extra (and useless) process that your message goes through. You can set (in home_mailbox = XXXX to whatever you want however, you'll need to recompile postfix with mbox support rather than maildir support.

Either way, it seems to work no?


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