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Postfix and cyrus lmtp permission denied

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Sending mail works, when receiving mail for a user I get lmtp permission denied in /var/log/maillog any help
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lmtp runs as user incapable to write maillog.
This is bad, maillog is written via syslog, so others should not write to it.
Consider using another logfile with appropriate permissions
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If you are running Cyrus-IMAP under the user 'cyrus' make sure it has permissions to write to /var/spool/imap and /var/imap (or wherever your imap spool and data directories are located).

Generally, the LMTP socket is under /var/imap/socket, so if the 'cyrus' user has permissions to /var/imap, that should fix the problem.
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Thanks, right after I posted this question the problem was fixed by adding the user postfix to the cyrus group which allows it to access the lmtp socket file
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