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Why do mail folder permissions keep changing?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by 10101, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. 10101

    10101 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    As the title says, why do permissions keep changing on mail folders? Every time we run "Repair Mailbox permissions" from WHM it corrects several accounts.
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    The main cause is the third-party webmail apps, i.e. Neomail, SquirrelMail and Horde.
     
  3. Ivanner

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    Hi. I have the following problem.
    Every few hours the mail permissions get changed from walshcu:mail to the following:

    drwxr-x--- 2 walshcu mail 4096 Jun 23 15:38 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 5 walshcu mail 4096 May 8 08:15 ../
    -rw-rw---- 1 waltpar waltpar 282079 Jun 20 17:40 inbox
    -rw-rw---- 1 willsco willsco 514 Jun 18 21:31 INBOX.Drafts
    -rw-rw---- 1 yecocr5 yecocr5 514 Jun 18 21:31 INBOX.Sent
    -rw-rw---- 1 walshcu mail 514 Jun 18 21:31 INBOX.Trash
    -rw-rw---- 1 walshcu mail 560 Jun 8 2005 jw-sent-mail
    -rw-rw---- 1 warnerr warnerr 36 Jun 18 21:31 .mailboxlist
    -rw-rw---- 1 walshcu mail 12381 Jun 23 15:23 spam

    This only happens on one user.
    /scripts/mailperm does not fix it

    I have to go and do "chown -R walshcu:mail /home/walshcu/mail" and everything starts working again (for a few hours) and after a while it goes back to the wrong permissions.

    Any way to stop this from happening?
     
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