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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by something_different, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. something_different

    something_different Registered

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    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to know what's correct permission for /home/user/mail/.user@domain.com ?

    As I know it should be set to 751, however, it's set to 777 by default, and running "repair mailbox permission" is not fixing it.
    I'm facing this error
    "dovecot_login authenticator failed for xxxxxxxxxxx 535 Incorrect authentication data" and clients are blocked in csf ( even if they are using correct user/password ). Checking on Google and this forum, it's advised to repair mailbox permissions, but is 777 permission correct?

    Any help or advice would be great.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jcats

    Jcats Well-Known Member

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    That's a symlink, wouldn't worry about that.

    You want to make sure etc is correct as that's what holds the user/pw

    Code:
    chown -R $user: /home/$user/etc ; chown $user:mail /home/$user/etc /home/$user/etc/passwd* /home/$user/etc/quota*
    Are you able to reproduce that yourself though, can you get one of their email / passwords and see if you can log into webmail, if no, try to set that password in cPanel, then try webmail again.
     
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  3. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Try reviewing /var/log/maillog and /var/log/exim_mainlog when attempting to reproduce the error message to see if you notice any additional output.

    Thank you.
     
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