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I have a Postfix-Dovecot setup up and running. Today I added a new domain, so i had to change the mail setup to serve it. The Postfix installation is running well now: The mails are delivered to


Unfortunately, Dovecot is not able to retrieve the domain-part and hence cannot get mails. I find messages like this in the logs:

Nov 12 10:58:10 gondwana dovecot: IMAP(so): mkdir(/var/mail//so/cur) failed: Permission denied

In the namespace part of dovecot, I have:

namespace private {
   separator = /
   prefix = INBOX/
   location = maildir:/var/mail/%d/%n
   inbox = yes

Any ideas=

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Got the same problem and would very much like to hear the details of the resultion. – user160500 Feb 18 '13 at 12:18
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Your question seems incomplete, but I'm going to take a wild guess : you're not using virtual users, and not authenticating users with the domain part in their logins. Read this.

If this is not the right answer to your issue, then we're going to need more info. Are you using virtual users ? Can you post the relevant part of your config file ? What are the login for of your users ? user@domain ?

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you're right, and I was able to solve it now, thanks. – schneck Nov 12 '09 at 11:06

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