Email problem

Derek Broughton derek at
Mon Jun 8 23:34:04 UTC 2009

Linda wrote:

> I have a strange email problem and have not had any luck tracking down.
> I currently have an imap server using dovecot with maildir. I use
> fetchmail and procmail to sort and deliver mail. Periodically we will
> have a totally blank email.  When I look in the procmail.log I have an
> error message
> Couldn't create or rename temp file "home/username/Mail/new/msg.whatever"
> If I go to var/mail/username the message is there and in the users
> /home/username/Mail/new directory I have a 0 byte file

I would suggest that it's a really bad idea to be delivering mail to ~/Mail 
- the defacto standard for IMAP is ~/Maildir, and ~/Mail is usually used by 
your mail client.  I suspect some sort of collision.

>              Thanks
>                Lidna

What an unusual name :-)

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