When I try to login with root, everything's fine (this is part of a netcat connection):
a login root my-pass a OK LOGIN Ok. a logout * BYE Courier-IMAP server shutting down a OK LOGOUT completed
However, when I try to login with my own account, I get an error:
a login camilstaps my-other-pass * BYE [ALERT] Fatal error: No such file or directory: No such file or directory
Jun 2 13:47:37 cs imapd: Connection, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1] # this is the root login Jun 2 13:47:51 cs imapd: LOGIN, user=root, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1], port=, protocol=IMAP Jun 2 13:48:11 cs imapd: LOGOUT, user=root, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1], headers=0, body=0, rcvd=9, sent=80, time=20 Jun 2 13:50:59 cs imapd: Connection, ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1] # this is the other login Jun 2 13:51:07 cs imapd: chdir Maildir: No such file or directory Jun 2 13:51:07 cs imapd: camilstaps: No such file or directory
And the mail.err, not really adding something:
Jun 2 13:51:07 cs imapd: camilstaps: No such file or directory
I configured Postfix to use the Maildir format using
%u is the username. At first, I thought the camilstaps user missed his mail folder. However, it does have one similar to root's one:
root@cs:/# tree -CdA /var/mail /var/mail ├── camilstaps │ └── Maildir │ ├── cur │ ├── new │ └── tmp └── root └── Maildir ├── cur ├── new └── tmp
Then I thought the camilstaps user had a different maildir in the MAIL constant, however...
root@cs:/# echo $MAIL /var/mail/root camilstaps@cs:/$ echo $MAIL /var/mail/camilstaps
What's going on here? How can I fix this?
For what it's worth, I'm on Ubuntu Server 13.04.
With help from the comments, I found out something interesting / possibly useful:
- There was an old Maildir in
/root. When I remove that one, I get the same error when logging in as root to the IMAP server.
- When I add a Maildir directory to the homedir of the camilstaps user, I don't get the error anymore.
For some reason, the IMAP server doesn't look in
%u = username) but in
%h = homedir). The