Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Sun May 11 17:33:33 IST 2003

/var/spool/postfix/incoming is not owned by user 500 !

Hmmmmm, user 500 is usually a 'real' (human) user.  Why is MS running as
I can't imagine that SuSE would have postfix running with uid 500.

Maybe you are not starting MS as root, which would prevent it & postfix
from su'ing to the user they are supposed to run as?

As a general rule of thumb you need to make sure that you specify the
user and group that postfix run as in MailScanner.conf (Run As User and
Run As Group), make sure that the postfix user has a real home directory
specified in /etc/passwd (if not, change it with usermod) and that that
home directory is writable by the postfix user.  Ensure that the
SpamAssassin User State Dir entry in MailScanner.conf points to that
directory.  Finally start MailScanner by su'ing to root ('su -' not just
'su') and doing /etc/init.d/MailScanner start

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