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Re: forward files not in $HOME

On Mon, 10 Nov 1997 mea@nic.funet.fi wrote:

> 	But yes, as long as the deliveries are done without such
> 	trickery, the idea of  $MAILBOX/forward/  directory is
> 	neat -- until you have user whose userid is "forward" :-/
> 	( Start the name with a dot ?  $MAILBOX/.forward/ ? )

Some people have /var/spool/mail mode 1777...so users can dot-lock.  If
you're going to do things based on the existance of a file/dir in the mail
spool dir, it might be good to not act on it unless it's owned by a
certain uid...like 0, or better, put that directory in another that would
not generally be world writable. 

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