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Old 01-03-2008, 07:02 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
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Accessing Maildir for another user. Exim4 setup

Hey everyone.

I had a mailserver setup and running using Exim4, clamav and apamassasin. I was having problems with a lot of spam still getting through so decided to wipe it and start again. I backed up the Home directory first though.

I have now tried to copy the content of the mail Dir accross for the accounts but the messages all error. I can read them fine using cat but it looks like the permissions are all wrong.

Am I thinking the righ way?

How would I go about doing this

If I was to copy all the mails from the cur directory on the backup accross to the cur directory on the updated one and then chown it would that work?

Thanks in advance
Old 01-03-2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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CHowned the files for the relevant user and copied them to the dir now it works


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