Re: Policy wrt mail lockfile (section 4.3)
>>>>> "Christian" == Christian Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> What happens? Can you describe the problem? Explain your
>> setup in more detail, please. I would like to know more about
>> the problems that are encountered with nfs.
Christian> The servers receives all mails from the Internet
Christian> through sendmail (via UUCP). I have a ".forward" on my
Christian> account to transfer all mails to procmail. procmail
Christian> sorts the Debian mailing lists out (puts them in
Christian> specific folders). All other mails are stored in
If you make `procmail' your local mailer, with
... in "/etc/sendmail.mc", then run sendmailconfig on it, you won't
need a .forward anymore, and your .promailrc will get run through
procmail automaticly. It's a lot more efficient this way, I think.
Christian> When I access that folder with pine exactly when
Christian> procmail modifies it (this happens frequently!) pine
Christian> complains about some other process modifying "his"
Christian> folder and aborts.
I guess that Pine doesn't conform to our locking policy. It should
see that the file is 'locked' and block until the .lock to goes away.
I've never used `pine'. Is there a setting to have it do this?
I'm using Gnus, in XEmacs, to read my mail now. In the Gnus info
manual, I found settings for using procmail delivery folders, so that
Gnus will honor the locking files. It took a short afternoon to set
up, and I really like it. It's got the advantage of putting
newsgroups and email in the same interface. And, in XEmacs, it's
fully MIME capable, with sound and pictures and everything. (I've got
to quit advertising.)
 It's also in Emacs.
Karl M. Hegbloom <email@example.com> finger or ytalk:
Portland, OR USA
Debian GNU 1.3 Linux 2.1.36 AMD K5 PR-133
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