no such file or directory errors in logwatch

Kate Kleinschafer kate at
Mon Oct 20 22:43:28 IST 2008

Glenn Steen wrote:
> 2008/10/16 Kate Kleinschafer <kate at>:
>> Hi,
>> I am getting lots of these in my logwatch email
>> writing to
>> /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/20081016/spam/CFB2162E753.73A42: No such
>> file or directory : 1 Time(s)
>> I think it may be related to the fact that MailScanner hasn't been creating
>> the quarantine/2008101. folders for the last couple of days
>> (I've had to manually create them)
>> Originally I thought it was permissions but I have made them postfix:apache
>> (which is correct against the mailscanner.conf file.
>> Could someone give me some things to check as I don't yet know enough about
>> how / when these folders are created to trouble shoot much further.
>> Also there doesn't seem to be any errors relating to this in the maillog.
>> Thanks
>> Kate
> What do you have for Run As and the diverse permissionsin MailScanner.conf?
> Can your postfix user actually create the needed quarantine
> directories? You check this with:
> su - postfix -s /bin/bash
> ... and then use normal commands like cd, mkdir (and ls) to check that
> it can do what is needed.
> Cheers
Thanks for that info - Permissions was the problem.

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