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Date:      Sat, 1 Feb 2003 11:03:46 +0000
From:      Matthew Seaman <>
To:        FreeBSD-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Sendmail directory ownership changed
Message-ID:  <20030201110346.GB84798@happy-idiot-talk.infracaninophi>
In-Reply-To: <000001c2c994$ff9a99e0$0400a8c0@RUKI>
References:  <000001c2c994$ff9a99e0$0400a8c0@RUKI>

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On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 07:55:24PM -0600, Joey Teel wrote:

> A few days ago I started getting errors in my syslog saying that
> sendmail couldn't write to the mail directories, on inspection of the
> permissions, I discovered that all the mail directories had been changed
> to be owned by my personal UID and GID
> Can someone tell me what the proper permissions should be on the mail
> directories used by sendmail for it's queue?
Take a look at the mtree(8) man page, and then try this:

    # cd /var
    # mtree -eU -f /etc/mtree/BSD.var.dist
    # cd /
    # mtree -eU -f /etc/mtree/BSD.sendmail.dist



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