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Re: Why are mailboxes in /var/mail owned by group mail?

"Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar@debian.org> writes:

> What is the reason for mailboxes to be owned by group mail when in
> Debian we have per-user groups and AFAIK no daemons or other system
> processes belong to the mail group?

So that you can, if you choose, run mail delivery agents and POP/IMAP
servers as something other than root.


Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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