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Sendmail 8.13.3 Permission Denied

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Fernando Boza
Regular Advisor

Sendmail 8.13.3 Permission Denied


I upgraded my sendmail version from 8.9.3 to 8.13.3 on HP-UX 11.11. After the upgrade I get the following error when sending a mail for non root user.

Nov 1 14:20:01 CRDHP02 sendmail[4025]: mA1JK1up004025: SYSERR(operasyb): queueup: cannot create queue file ./qfmA1JK1up004025, euid=109, fd=-1, fp=0x0: Permission denied

Any idea?
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Sendmail 8.13.3 Permission Denied

sendmail 8.13 is very different. The new version requires a new directory for the mail queue. Besides /var/spool/mqueue, you'll need /var/spool/clientmqueue (which should have been created during the upgrade of sendmail. The permissions and ownership should be:

drwxrwx--- 2 smmsp smmsp /var/spool/clientmqueue

You should have a new user and group called smmsp.

Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Sendmail 8.13.3 Permission Denied

could be permission issue,

var/spool/mqueue is owned by root and the mail group

ll -d var/spool/mqueue --> past the out put

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Mustafa Gulercan
Respected Contributor

Re: Sendmail 8.13.3 Permission Denied


You must use the following permissions for the Sendmail configuration
and default queue files:
-r-xr-sr-x root smmsp ... /PATH/TO/sendmail
drwxrwx--- smmsp smmsp ... /var/spool/clientmqueue
The client mail queue directory
must be writable by smmsp. In the file, you must set the
UseMSP option and you must set the QueueFileMode option to 0660.
drwx------ root wheel ... /var/spool/mqueue
-r--r--r-- root wheel ... /etc/mail/
-r--r--r-- root wheel ... /etc/mail/