Dovecot: imap Error: open (/var/mail/username) failed

Error

While configuring mail on a Ubuntu Linux server running the Postfix mail server and Dovecot IMAP server, the following errors were observed in the mail log files,

dovecot: imap(user1): Error: open(/var/mail/user1) failed: Permission denied (euid=1002(user1) egid=1002(user1) missing +w perm: /var/mail, we're not in group 8(mail), dir owned by 0:8 mode=0775)
dovecot: imap(user1): Error: Failed to autocreate mailbox INBOX: Internal error occurred.
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tmpfs in Linux

tmpfs

1.0 tmpfs

tmpfs is a filesystem that resides in the main memory of a Linux system. In the case of disk files, a file is first fetched into the kernel pagecache and the delivered to the requesting process. The fetch part is not there in the case of tmpfs as the files are created and updated directly in kernel caches.… Read more