cannot retrieve mail in desktop client

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at
Thu Jun 30 12:56:34 EDT 2011

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On Thu, 2011-06-30 at 23:11 +0800, 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)

Does "/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp" exist?  What are the permissions?

I assume lmtpd (the LMTP receiver is running [Cyrus is started]).

Where LMTP listens is defined in /etc/cyrus.conf

See the Cyrus chapter of WMOGAG for an explanation of cyrus.conf.  

> 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?

Probably not; as seen via your error it is already trying to deliver via

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