Failed to create spool file /var/spool/exim/input/<MESSAGEID>: Permission denied


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Failed to create spool file /var/spool/exim/input/<MESSAGEID>: Permission deniedLast Modified: Mar 19, 2013, 11:57 pm
If you get an error similar to:

Failed to create spool file /var/spool/exim/input/<messageIDnumber>: Permission denied

in your logs:

/var/log/exim/mainlog
/var/log/exim/paniclog

type the following

chown -R mail:mail /var/spool/exim

The usual cause of the error is a previous install of exim, where the spool was chowned to "exim". Our install requires it be chowned to "mail".

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