Bug 189378 - Dovecot should ship with config "mail_extra_groups = mail"
Dovecot should ship with config "mail_extra_groups = mail"
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dovecot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Horák
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Reported: 2006-04-19 12:05 EDT by Oliver Schulze L.
Modified: 2008-08-11 04:48 EDT (History)
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Description Oliver Schulze L. 2006-04-19 12:05:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Since RHEL4 ships with a default mail environment that uses mbox with dovecot,
dovecot should be configured to have this configuration as default in
mail_extra_groups = mail

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How reproducible:
having imap as a backend

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new user with an ldap backend 
2. check your email using dovecot imap
Actual results:
- you see in /var/log/maillog:
Apr 19 10:45:16 iserver imap(username): open(/var/mail/username, O_CREAT)
failed: Permission denied

Expected results:
the file /var/mail/usernam is created

Additional info:
The issue is solved by configuring en /etc/dovecot.conf
mail_extra_groups = mail
Comment 1 Dan Horák 2008-08-11 04:48:31 EDT
Closing as NOTABUG to keep consistency with upstream.

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