Re: [exim] exim behaving strangely when writing to maildirs?…

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Author: Jeremy Harris
To: exim-users
Subject: Re: [exim] exim behaving strangely when writing to maildirs? Or is this dovecot being silly?
On 26/07/2019 19:30, Phil Reynolds via Exim-users wrote:
> Jul 26 14:56:08 fitzalan dovecot:
> imap(phil)<26727><ZKUF05WOtpcgAQiwDOMAASJonf/+Bp+v>: Error: Mailbox
> open(/home/phil/Maildir/cur/,)
> failed: Permission denied (euid=1000(phil) egid=1000(phil) missing +r
> perm: /home/phil/Maildir/cur/,)
> At the time, it seems the relevant file is owned by root, yet ownership
> is changed to phil before long. This looks rather like a problem with
> the way mail is delivered to the inbox by exim. It could, instead, be a
> misbehaviour of dovecot, but in any case its main effect is that I have
> an empty main inbox in my MUA.
> Is this an effect of any behaviour of exim?

You'll need to tell us what configuration of the exim transport doing
the delivery is.