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Re: Mail System Broken
On Sun, 3 Aug 1997, Matti Aarnio wrote:
> It looks like your /var/spool/mail directory ownership, and/or
> protection is broken.
> I do usually run postoffice with protection 1777, which, while
> allowing anybody to create any files in there, does not require
> the system to run setuid/setgid programs for email access.
Ugh... I guess you choose your own poison.. either run setuid, or let
users put junk in /var/mail (imo mailboxes should be /var/mail, not
/var/spool/mail, but that's another message).
Of course you could also touch the mbox when creating the user, and
disable the dotlock stuff (which isn't that useful).