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email errors

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Domenico, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. Domenico

    Domenico Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    When I want to create an default catch-all adres in cpanel I get the following error;

    All unrouted mail is now going to: info@serpentine.nl
    Fatal! Write Failure: /etc/valiases/serpentine.nl. Ignore any messages of success this can only result in failure!

    What is wrong here?

    Thank you,
    Domenico

    [Edited on 8/28/01 by Domenico]
     
  2. Annette

    Annette Well-Known Member
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    Check the ownership and permissions on the file. It should be owned by the user (for whatever reason it sometimes gets set to root) and the permissions should be 644.
     
  3. Domenico

    Domenico Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, strange. That directory is allmost empty and the file it wants to write there doesn\'t exist.
     
  4. Domenico

    Domenico Well-Known Member

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    Can a cpanel developer respond to this one please?
     
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    Annette Well-Known Member
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    You can create the file, assign the appropriate permissions and then add the catchall - the system will then be able to find it when it needs to write to it.
     
  6. bdraco

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    [quote:baf9e66cd2]You can create the file, assign the appropriate permissions and then add the catchall - the system will then be able to find it when it needs to write to it. [/quote:baf9e66cd2]


    You could just run /scripts/mailperm
     
  7. Annette

    Annette Well-Known Member
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    I\'ve done that from time to time when this crops up, and it\'s about 50-50. Now I just usually fix it manually due to the inconsistency of the script - no big deal, since it takes about ten seconds, tops, to fix.
     
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