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Re: Bug#92981: uw-imapd-ssl: can't use maildir format with uw-imap (fwd)

On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 07:22:02AM -0500, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> > Is it a problem that the spool files are not "rw" for the group? Postfix
> > delivers that way.
> >
> Then postfix is violating Debian policy.  See
> http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch12.html#s12.6 .
> Actually the specific statement there is kind of ambiguous.
> "Mailboxes are generally 660 user.mail unless the user has chosen
>                                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> otherwise."
> ^^^^^^^^^^
> Does that mean I have to support any kind of configuration a user could
> possibly come up with?

i would like to know why policy even suggests mailspools have 660
user.mail permissions, postfix being a sane mailer sets permissions to
600 user.mail.  making mailspools writable by group mail does nothing
but make a gid=mail exploit disasterous where it would ordinarily be
rather boring.  (especially if you change /var/mail permissions to

Ethan Benson

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