Postfix cannot send emails with the error "postfix/sendmail: fatal: chdir /var/spool/postfix: Permission denied"

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  • Web application is not able to send emails using Postfix.
  • The following error can be seen in '/var/log/maillog'
Sep 19 13:28:19 web postfix/sendmail[30741]: fatal: chdir /var/spool/postfix: Permission denied


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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