Problem with e-mails from the daemon

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue May 2 06:57:54 UTC 2000

Andrés <andres at> writes:

> <news at>:
> Unable to chdir to maildir. (#4.2.1)
> I'm not going to try again; this message has been in the queue too long.

Okay, so your qmail setup is currently delivering mail intended for the
news user directly to that user, and you've configured qmail to have a
default delivery of maildir.  But the news user doesn't have a maildir.
So mail deliveries are failing.

You need to do one of two things:  Either you need to create a maildir in
the news account that mail can be delivered to and read it directly from
the news account, or (probably better) you need to put a .qmail file in
the news account's home directory specifying where mail intended for that
user should be forwarded.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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