#10 can't send email

Jamie Cameron
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1. composing a mail does not reflect its virtual
2. trying to send, it errors "Failed to send mail :
Write failed:"

I tracked #2 error to the line number 593 in


  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron

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    For problem 1, have a look at http://www.webmin.com/faq.html ,
    question 28. It explains how to make usermin use the right
    virtual domain
    for From addresses.

    For problem 2, this may be an error writing to the sent mail
    file. Does the
    user have a home directory with a ~/mail subdirectory?

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    I have the same problem. I can only send if I log in as root -
    but not as a user

    I have my user accounts as:

    and a subdirectory named mail for each user - I even tried
    chmod 777 on the directory - but still

    The error is:
    Failed to send mail : Write failed :

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    Also to add to my last message - I am able to save a draft of
    a message? Since I can send as root - it sounds like
    something to do with permissions - any suggestions?

    Appreciate your help

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    I am trying to send the message from a directory that is
    writable by the normal user. Also, it doesn't seem to make
    any difference if I chmod 4555 /usr/sbin/sendmail.. Again, if I
    am root, I do not see this message, and it works just fine.
    Any idea what directory it's trying to create the transcript
    file? Other ideas to get it working again? Thanx
    in advance..

  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron

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    Another thing to try - if you click on Preferences and turn
    off the
    'Save sent mail' option, does the error still happen?

  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron

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