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I found a few hundred of the following errors in my syslog following some configuration changes:

warning: maildir access problem for UID/GID=5000/5000: 
create maildir file /home/vmail/domain/account1
/tmp/ Permission denied

I made a temporary fix for now (the ole' standby, chmod 777), but I would like to know if this is a permanent error (lost mail) or if these are retried/requeued.


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I think it is a 4xx situation, not 5xx; the Postfix log should display the result code sent to the remote MTA

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Is there a way to map that maildir id (1273028517.P14666) to a queue id in the postfix log? – mikewaters May 5 '10 at 15:45
Don't know, you probably better ask in postfix-users mailing list: – lrosa May 6 '10 at 6:19

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