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Permission denied: creating lock file hitching post

This can happen if the file permissions on the spool files for the emails are incorrect.   Run the following to reset them:

chmod 1777 /var/spool/mail
chown mail:mail /var/spool/mail
chmod 1777 /var/spool/virtual
chown mail:mail /var/spool/virtual

and for each domain you have, (eg for user username)

chmod 770 /var/spool/virtual/
chown username:mail /var/spool/virtual/

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