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Re: mailrm, mailbox and /dev/null

In article <19980602120142Z2346-28079+50@nic.funet.fi>,
 <mea@nic.funet.fi> wrote:
>> Uhmmm, seems that with 2.99.50-s4, ta/mailbox refuses to send mail to
>> /dev/null, so I can't cancel messages anymore with mailrm...

This is not a .50-s4 problem per se. Since 2.99.49 (at least) the same
problem has already been there.

>	And what is the error message ?
>		"Mail to file disallowed w/o proper privileges"


>	This explicite test for "/dev/null" target is done before
>	analysis of user privilege, and thus "allow" writing to /dev/null.

But apparently the analysis of user privilege is still done.

>> alfredo
>/Matti Aarnio

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