Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail?

Hal Burgiss hal at
Sat Sep 1 15:47:14 UTC 2007

On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 07:35:22AM -0700, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

> Sep  1 09:16:53 ubuntu postfix/local[24833]:
> 00263108357: to=<lchata at ubuntu>, relay=local,
> delay=0.53, delays=0.28/0.19/0/0.06, dsn=5.2.0,
> status=bounced (cannot update mailbox /var/mail/lchata
> for user lchata. cannot open file: Is a directory)

As pointed out, postfix is trying to deliver to a file (mbox style
mailbox), but found a directory there instead. I suggest also moving
or just deleting the directory (ie lchata directory). Postfix should
create a mailbox file if the user is valid, and one does not already


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