[Mimedefang] Mail delay due to "Cannot mkdir(Work): No such fileor directory" error in maillog

Subodh Rawat (NPI) subodhr at networkprograms.com
Fri Dec 23 01:25:48 EST 2005

I dont think it is a permission issue. Had it been a permission issue, 
it would have been  permanent. However, in our case, its temporary. I 
would say, that this problem is coming with 10% of mails only and client 
(Oulook express or others) gets a message "Please try later" ind of.

Any way, we have following permission to /var/spool/MIMEDEFANG : 
Directory is owned by defang.defang with 700 permission.

Please suggest.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob MacGregor" <rob.macgregor at gmail.com>
To: <mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] Mail delay due to "Cannot mkdir(Work): No such 
fileor directory" error in maillog

> On 22/12/05, Subodh  Rawat (NPI) <subodhr at networkprograms.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We have two mail servers running with mimedefang (V. 2.52 & V. 2.53). 
>> The two servers are with different flavour of Linux (Redhat 9 & 
>> Redhat Enterprise 3).
>> We are observing too many mail delay. While looking at mail logs, we 
>> have found these things:
>> "Cannot mkdir(Work): No such file or directory"
>> I belive that mail delay is because of this error message. Does 
>> anyone has any clue about it.
> File permissions problem - check that the user you're running MD as
> has ownership of the defined spool directory.
> --
>                 Please keep list traffic on the list.
> Rob MacGregor

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