Can not write to /etc/valiases

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A typical error will look as follows:

fatal! Write Failure: /etc/valiases/. Ignore any messages of success this can only result in failure!

Generally the permissions on the file /etc/valiases/ are incorrect. You can fix this by running

chown username:mail /etc/valiases/

Another option is to run the cpanel script /scripts/fixvaliases. This will reset all the permissions for each file in /etc/valiases.