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Bug#1710: popclient can't read my mail box

Ian Jackson writes:
> If it does lock the mailbox correctly you may well find that the
> problem with `popclient localhost' is that popclient and in.pop3d are
> clashing over the lock on the mailbox.  `popclient localhost' is an
> inherently silly thing to do.

Well netscape 2.0b1's mailmove program didn't have permission to
create a lock file in /var/spool/mail, and there was no way in hell
that I was going to make it setuid, so I switched it over to using
POP instead, and when that gave an error I wondered what the hell was
going on. So I tried mail and popclient and they both failed as well....


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Andrew Howell				               andrew@it.com.au
Perth, Western Australia		      howellaa@cs.curtin.edu.au

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