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Re: procmail's default system mailbox



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Jay Daniels wrote:

>How can I safely set it to use a file in the users home directory like 
>$USER/mail/INBOX for all users?  Or is it safe to do so?

Personally, I do it with compile options.

>I know there may be an unforseen problem here with locking the mail spool 
>file when fetchmail runs as daemon mode if you are viewing the file in 
>mutt at the same time.  Any advice?

Shouldn't be a problem on local filesystems.  If your MDA is writing to
NFS-mounted home dirs, all bets are off.  I will note, though, that
we've had far fewer (in fact, only one documented) instances of mailbox
corruption since our home directory server was changed from Solaris to
Red Hat.

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David Talkington

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