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Can't receive emails fix
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Can't receive emails fix
If you keep getting the message:

Quote:<email@domain.com>: temporary failure. Command output: Can't open log

   file /var/log/dovecot.log: Permission denied

This is how you fix it.

I faced this issue when I cleaned the logs. For some reason dovecot doesn't recreate the needed log files when they have been deleted, so you have to create them manually and set the correct permissions.

To do this simply run these commands.

Code:
touch /var/log/dovecot.log
touch /var/log/dovecot-info.log
touch /var/log/dovecot-debug.log
chown vmail.mail /var/log/dovecot*
service dovecot restart

That should be it. You will now be able to receive emails.
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RE: Can't receive emails fix
You would better use log rotate to remove/archive the logs instead of wiping them.

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RE: Can't receive emails fix
(12-02-2015, 08:01 PM)Me.B Wrote: You would better use log rotate to remove/archive the logs instead of wiping them.

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It would be Smile

But I have a small HD, so disc space is precious (the server locked up once due to the logs taking up a 3rd of the disk space). So I backup the logs once a week to an external server then delete them. I know this is an extremely bad practice, but it works for me. Only issue I had doing this was with the dovecot permissions, but that's an easy fix.

I mainly made this post because I have seen a few posts with people having issues with email. Not saying deleting logs is a good idea. Just pointing out how to fix email if it breaks.
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RE: Can't receive emails fix
tnks! this fix my problem! I try it and this work! tnks man! this is good information = )
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