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Hi folks, Ubuntu 7.04 server amd64 Postfix 2.3.8 SquirrelMail version 1.4.11 I discovered the cause of the non-arrival of incoming mails to users. The mails were not rejected. Users have ...
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- 02-16-2008 #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2004
No new mails coming
Ubuntu 7.04 server amd64
SquirrelMail version 1.4.11
I discovered the cause of the non-arrival of incoming mails to users. The mails were not rejected.
Users have their mailbox on $HOME/Maildir. Addtionally they have another mail_files on;
$ ls /var/mail/
Maildir user1 user2 user3 user4 etc.
$ ls /var/mail/Maildir/
cur new tmp
/var/mail/Maildir/cur and /tmp are empty
/var/mail/Maildir/new having spam mails
Each time when new mails arrive the same will be added on their mail-files on /var/mail. For such a reason the new mails never arrive on $HOME/Maildir.
When creating a new account with;
$ sudo useradd -m -s /bin/bash user100
New mail box will be created on user's $HOME/Maildir automatically. However the first new mail to user100 will create a new mail_file on /var/mail/user100. All later mails to user100 will be added on /var/mail/user100 (the mail_file)
Please advise where shall I check and how to fix this problem. I don't need mail_files. I need all incoming mails delivered on respective $HOME/Maildir. TIA
- 02-17-2008 #2
U need mail files in /var/mail so user can read / fetch their own mails from any mail clients...it's ok when all new mails goes to mail files. What you have to do now, configure & point your mail client to read mails from /var/mail location...
- 02-17-2008 #3
- Join Date
- Sep 2004
Users' mail-files are already there. All new mails wlll be added to respective mail-files which arrangement is NOT my orginal setup. My previous setup was all incoming mails will be delivered to respective Maildir separatedly not being added together in a single file.
My fix is creating /etc/procmailrc and addiding following 3 lines on it;Code:
DROPPRIVS=YES ORGMAIL=$HOME/Maildir/ DEFAULT=$ORGMAILCode:
mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
Now the original setup has been restored. I have no idea how such change was made.