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Old 06-27-2014, 11:28 PM   #1
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Mutt only sends mail to root@localhost on Ubuntu 12.04

For the past three hours I was trying to make mutt send mail locally to users other than root to no avail. The mail is sent to root fine, but when I try to send it to someone else, like user willz I get an email sent to root with:
<willz@localhost>: cannot update mailbox /var/mail/willz for user willz. cannot
    open file: Permission denied
my /etc/postfix is missing /etc/postfix/virtual and I tried various work-arounds posted on the interned and even reinstalling postfix but still can't get mail sent to anyone other than root.
Old 06-28-2014, 09:57 PM   #2
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I had to change permissions in my /var/mail/ file and make a .muttrc file and everything started working.


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