Re: Mailbox vulnerable!
11.15 What do I need to know about Pine file locking and what does the
"mailbox vulnerable" error mean?
Your problem is covered here, I believe. It is probably also covered again
and again and again in comp.mail.pine.
At 21:47 on Jan 17, RAccess combined all the right letters to say:
> Hello. I am running exim on my home debian woody. I am using pine as my
> email client and it shows the following error, whenever it checks the
> [Mailbox Vulnerable - directory /var/spool/mail must have 1777 protection]
> This is obviously a directory permission problem, and not a pine problem
> (So it is a valid question for this mailing list). How is it vulnerable?
> What exactly does 1777 protection mean? Currently the mail directory has
> permissions (default):
> drwxrwsr-x 2 root root 4.0k Jan 17 21:45 mail
> Thanks in advance.