Article ID: 121847, created on May 31, 2014, last review on Jun 10, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 5.5


After migration from courier-IMAP service to Dovecot, mail is not getting delivered and maillog is being flooded with:

sieve: failed to stat user's sieve script: stat failed: Permission denied 


A step with correct permissions' setting was skipped in the deployment guide.


Set the permissions for /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver

# chgrp qmail /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver
# chmod g+s  /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver
# usermod -G qmail dovecot

As described in mail hosting deployment guide page 94.

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