On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 12:22:35PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote: > Previously Louis-David Mitterrand wrote: > > Some users of our network (a Debian unstable mail server with postfix, > > procmail, uw-imap, uw-ipop3d and Oulook Express clients) report > > instances of merged e-mail messages: two separate messages become one > > with merged headers and loss of one of the messages' body. > > I'm quite certain it is a bug in how procmail deals with mboxes. > I used to suffer from this on a regular basis until I switched all > my mail over to maildirs. It's a possibility but I am leaning in another direction right now: I suspect a problem with /var/spool/mail 's permissions. In /usr/share/doc/uw-imapd-ssl/bugs.txt.gz one can read: . /tmp, /usr/tmp or /var/tmp (if present), and the mail spool directory must be protected 1777 (world write with sticky bit); otherwise mailbox locking and updates won't work. But on Debian systems /var/spool/mail 's mode is drwxrwsr-x if you decline to have world-writable directories when installing (for instance) postfix. So this might warrant a major warning message either in postfix or uw-imap or both when installing. > The nul-characters are weird though, I never had those, and suggest > a kernel problem. I have included one of these (finally found it!) as an attachement. Really strange. -- If I want your opinion I'll give you one.
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