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Authored by: dsauve on Jan 18, '02 05:31:22PM

I think a recent OS X update reset the permissions on mail-related files. My mail server was down for three or four days two weeks ago until I realized the permissions error was keeping sendmail from starting.

I played around with it with no luck until I went back to the original OS X Hint above and went throught the step-by-step process described here:

> http://www.kung-foo.tv/xtips.shtml

Try these permission changes, and let us know if it works:

sudo chmod go-w / /etc /etc/mail /usr /var /var/spool /var/spool/mqueue
sudo chown root / /etc /etc/mail /usr /var /var/spool /var/spool/mqueue

-damon



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