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Re: Exim4 won't send mail - what does this error message mean?

On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 09:55, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> I'm getting serious trouble with exim4.
> A lot of mail, incoming and outgoing, just sits in /var/log/exim4/input
> indefinitely. This includes even messages I email to myself.
> However, some things do go out (including this, if it reaches the list).
> The relevant lines  in /var/log/messages/exim4/mainlog read as follows:
> 2003-10-21 14:47:02 1ABwqk-0000H3-Fu <= ac@acampbell.org.uk U=ac P=local
> S=603 id=20031021134702.GA1049@acampbell.org.uk
> 2003-10-21 14:47:02 1ABwqk-0000H3-Fu == ac@acampbell.org.uk
> R=userforward defer (-1): bad mode (0100664) for /home/ac/.forward: 020
> bit(s) unexpected
> Can anyone suggest what is wrong here?

Yes, the files mode is incorrect. usually it should be 0600, from the
looks of it, it appears to be 0620
I am guessing you know how to fix that.
greg, greg@gregfolkert.net
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