changing user and group

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Feb 18 09:22:27 GMT 2003

At 03:20 18/02/2003, you wrote:
>I've been playing around with changing the user and group that mailscanner
>runs as, I've changed the permissions of the queues and the incoming and
>quarantine directories to match, but mailscanner is still unhappy. It starts
>up fine without any errors, but once it's spawned the 5 child processes it
>kills them all off and then just sits there spawning and killing off a child
>processes in an endless loop, nothing gets processed either.
>So I was wondering what else I've missed.

Does the user you are running as have a real home directory that it can
read from and write to?
Julian Field
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