cannot retrieve mail in desktop client

JonL jonl711 at
Thu Jun 30 11:11:13 EDT 2011

after adding the required command in
mailbox_transport = lmtp:unix:/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp

I'm now getting the following error

Jun 30 23:05:24 mmtlnx postfix/qmgr[13978]: 05C4A19B8A: 
from=< at>, 
size=4281, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Jun 30 23:05:24 mmtlnx postfix/lmtp[14146]: 05C4A19B8A: 
to=<jlmiller at>, relay=none, delay=3, status=deferred 
(connect to /var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp[/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp]: Permission 

I'm using:
Suse Linux Enterprise Server v 10 SP1 (will be moving to SP4)

Unfortunately I find the documentation not as clear as I had hoped.

Also do I need to make any changes to my transport table?

From: "Adam Tauno Williams" <awilliam at>
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 6:45 PM
To: <info-cyrus at>
Subject: Re: cannot retrieve mail in desktop client

> On Thu, 2011-06-30 at 11:22 +0800, JonL wrote:
>> g'day all
>> I'm new hear so please bear with me... this is my first cyru-imap
>> install
> Congratulations.
>> Issue:
>> I've had to rebuild my linux server mail server due to a hdd crash.
>> In so doing I've installed cyrus-imapd-2.2.12-27.8, with postfix.
> 2.2.12 is *REALLY* *REALLY* *REALLY* ***OLD***.
>> I've got postfix working as I can see mail going to "a" mailbox.
>> Jun 30 10:04:33 mmtlnx postfix/local[8833]: E149F193AB:
>> to=<jlmiller at>, relay=local, delay=1, status=sent
>> (delivered to maildir)
> This is not delivering to Cyrus.  "local" means Postfix is just dumping
> the message in the filesystem.
> What distro are you using?  Modern disto's like openSUSE let you
> configure Postfix via a UI [yast2 in that case] that will do the work
> for you.
> In postfix you need something like:
> mailbox_transport = lmtp:unix:/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp
> This tells it to put messages into the LMTP pipe that flows into the
> Cyrus mail-store.
>> I have to assume that this is going to /home/jlmiller/Maildir/new
> Why?  Don't assume things, you'll never get anywhere.  Cyrus does not
> use Maildir;  it has its own sealed, and awesome, mailstore.
>> The problem is I use Outlook 2003 and I have it setup for imap
>> protocol because I also need to receive my mail on my iPhone
>> I would like to know how can I get the mail to show up in Outlook.
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