Posftix Permission denied problem

Posftix Permission denied problem

Recently I stuck with WordPress installation which was unable to send emails using build in wp_mail function.

After investigation tail -f /var/log/messages I founded a pleasant line of code with really nice explanation:

sendmail: fatal: chdir /var/spool/postfix: Permission denied

In theory this should be a problem for sysadmin, but – I wanted to find faster solution.

After short adventure with Google I found a clue:

/usr/sbin/getsebool httpd_can_sendmail

My result was obvious:

httpd_can_sendmail --> off

Problem was solved by

setsebool httpd_can_sendmail 1

Permanent solution is possible via

setsebool -P httpd_can_sendmail 1

And don’t forget that I’m working on: CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final)