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Aspiring Daemon

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I'm getting the following error in my maillog:

mail dovecot: imap(user@domain.com): Error: stat(/var/mail/vhosts/domain.com/user/.dovecot.sieve/tmp) failed: Not a directory
I understand *why* this error is occurring but is there anything I can do about it?

The contents of the users directory:
lrwx------ 1 vmail vmail 23 Feb 13 18:11 .dovecot.sieve -> sieve/managesieve.sieve
-rw------- 1 vmail vmail 780 Feb 16 12:27 .dovecot.svbin
drwx------ 3 vmail vmail 4 Feb 16 12:26 sieve
It only seems to happen when K9 email checks for emails. I have set it in the K9 client to not check the dovecot.sieve folder for updates but the error still occurs.



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Messages: 62

This is a really late answer (3 years) but as nobody has yet and as I have the same problem. The below is supposed to work, but it did not for me. I'll update if I find a working solution. I've divided my sieve scripts into multiple files in the /sieve directory, which may complicate the problem. Perhaps this solution will work for you.

I too am using virtual users, sieve, and maildir - which means that the sieve script directories are in the same directory structure as the IMAP mail directories, which confuses IMAP somewhat, fortunately not in a fatal way, but in a way that generates an annoyance of error messages. Fortunately, Dovecot can validate the directory structure before passing it on, filtering out non-mailbox directories with the directive
as described in the documentation for virtual users.

Edit /usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf (your location may vary by version) and change the default
# maildir_stat_dirs = no
to the below and the errors should go away.

## Maildir-specific settings

# By default LIST command returns all entries in maildir beginning with a dot.
# Enabling this option makes Dovecot return only entries which are directories.
# This is done by stat()ing each entry, so it causes more disk I/O.
# (For systems setting struct dirent->d_type, this check is free and it's
# done always regardless of this setting)
maildir_stat_dirs = yes