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Mailbox for root locking.

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by sexy_guy, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. sexy_guy

    sexy_guy Well-Known Member

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    Why do I get the error "Permission denied: creating lock file hitching post" when Exim tries to do a local delivery? Is this a permission thing?

    Permission denied: creating lock file hitching post /root/mail/inbox.lock.mydomin.com.

    I see the above in exim_mainlog and all of my locate deliveries to root@myhost.com are not being delivered.
     
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    carlgm Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Which version of cpanel do you have?
    Which OS?
     
  3. sexy_guy

    sexy_guy Well-Known Member

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    6.2.0 E28 but we had this start at E11
     
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    You really should forward root's mail to some place you can get it. exim will never deliver mail as root for secuirty reasons
     
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    How do you mean? I havent touched anything. root@myhost.com was always being forwarded to me before now all of a sudden it reported as locked in exim_mainlog. What has changed?

    In httpd.conf i also have root@myhostname.com as my server admin email as well as in where email gets sent to WHM.

    How do i change this?
     
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