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Re: Exim + POP3 + quota problems

On Sun, Mar 17, 2002 at 10:11:27PM -0600, Rich Puhek wrote:
> Marcin Owsiany wrote:
> >  - exim delivers mail to /var/mail/<user>
> >  - qpopper is my POP3 server
> >  - /var/spool/pop is a symlink to /usr/local/pop
> >  - there is no user quota for /usr/local partition

> Been a while since I dealt with qpopper, but wasn't the lock actually
> /var/spool/pop/<user>.pop (the temporary copy of the user's mailbox)?

/var/spool/pop/<user>.pop is one thing (it's called temporary maildrop
by qpopper) - it's where qpopper moves mail for the time of POP3
/var/mail/<user>.lock is another thing. I think it's usually just a few
bytes large (probably contains the pid of the locking process), and it's
the actual lock file (needed to prevent mbox corruption).

Marcin Owsiany <porridge@skynet.com.pl>         http://marcin.owsiany.pl/
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