Re: RFC: Making mail-transport-agent Priority: optional
>>>>> Michelle Konzack <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>>> Am 2011-10-13 12:13:56, hacktest Du folgendes herunter:
>> The user will not be notified even if the daemons send a mail to
>> them. I don't think any of the desktops GUIs that we ship know
>> anything about the local mail queue unless explicitly configured in
>> an MUA, nor do they notify the user when there is new mail.
> I was using long time ago (8-10 years) a grafical MUA, which was
> accessing ~/mail or /var/mail/<user>. Since I use mutt, it is very
> good, that mutt use by default ~/mail and the standard spool.
> Maybe all MUAs in Debian should be configued by the Package
> Maintainers, to support ~/mail by default or /var/mail/<user> by
I'd second on that.
However, I should note that the Unix mbox format is quite
obsolete by now, so I'd vote for the MUA's to support Maildir
(~/Maildir/) at the least (and as the default), with Unix mbox
(/var/mail/, ~/mail) possibly left as an option.
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