Tried to setup spamd/spamassasin with postfix per the instructions on

I am trying to set up antispam per instructions on UBUNTU 18.04

But this is shown in procmail log

procmail: Error while writing to "/nonexistent/Maildir" From Mon May 21 06:40:54 2018 Subject: Cron <www-data@ns> [ -x /usr/share/awstats/tools/ ] && /usr/ Folder: Bounced 779 Time:1526884910 User:nobody Size:47103 Dest:/nonexistent/Maildir/ Mode:None Insecure dependency in exec while running with -T switch at /etc/webmin/virtual-server/ line 19. procmail: Program failure (255) of "/etc/webmin/virtual-server/" procmail: Unable to treat as directory "/nonexistent/Maildir" procmail: Error while writing to "/nonexistent/Maildir" procmail: Unable to treat as directory "/nonexistent/Maildir"



Howdy -- are you seeing that issue when trying to send an email to any address? Or is that only occurring when sending email to this one address?

It seems only to be for internal mails to root


A quick fix for that may just be to forward root emails to the administrator of the server, which is something we generally recommend anyways.

To do that, you can edit /etc/aliases, and update the line beginning with "root: " to go to your desired email address, then run the command "newaliases".

If you'd like a hand with how to do the above, can you paste in the current contents of your /etc/aliases file?

That would flood my mailbox, but If the awstats module wich I earlier made a ticket on.. Is fixed it would be a nice workaround


Well, the problem seems to be that it can't send an email to the root user.

When it tries, it's bouncing -- and then you're being notified about the bounce message.

We'd highly recommend having email to root go to a valid mailbox of the administrator.

If you don't wish to do that, two other options are to either send email to root to /dev/null (which we don't recommend), or, create a new account purely to accept email for the root user, and then forward the email to it.

But the mails actually end up to the root mailbox... They are all error messages from Awstats, which I have another ticket opened....


What are the current contents of your "/etc/cron.d/awstats" file?