cannot retrieve mail in desktop client

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Thu Jun 30 12:48:03 EDT 2011

On Thu, 30 Jun 2011, JonL wrote:

> 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
> denied)

Make sure that your Postfix user has permissions to open that socket file. 
You might need to relax the permissions on the parent directories.  Also, 
Postfix is frequently run in a chroot environment, so you may need to 
relocate your lmtp socket somewhere inside the chroot or disable chroot.


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