Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide


The bug's permissions and ownership have to be checked. The mail directory should have the following permissions:

skywalker$ ls -lad /var/mail
drwxrwsrwt   3 root     mail         512 Feb 10 14:40 /var/mail/
while the mailbox itself should look something like this:

-rw-------   1 zvinakis mail     3206838 Feb 19 11:51 /var/mail/zvinakis
If the directory's permissions are not set properly, issue these commands on the mail server:

chmod a+t /var/mail
chmod g+s /var/mail

If the permissions (or group) are not correct on the mailbox itself, using "joe" as an example mailbox, type:

chgrp mail /var/mail/joe
To change the permissions, type:

chmod 600 /var/mail/joe