[Pkg-exim4-users] Local delivery to accounts without home directories

Neil S. Briscoe neil.briscoe at censornet.com
Wed Jan 28 20:40:29 UTC 2009

If the user doesn't have a home directory, you have to give the poor 
mail system some clue as to where it should deliver things.

Where did you have in mind?


Sebastian Tennant wrote:
> Hi there,
> Is it possible to enable local delivery to /var/mail/<user> when <user>
> does not have a home directory?
> I've commented out the userforward redirect router (which looks for
> $home/.forward files) and the maildir_home transport (which I don't use,
> but thought might affect things) without success.
> The error message I get is:
>  "No such file or directory: failed to chdir to /home/<user>"
> Any advice/tips/pointers much appreciated.
> Sebastian

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