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

On Sun, Apr 15, 2001 at 11:23:52PM +0100, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > >  Jaldhar> 1.  What is the rationale for the policy mail spools must be
> > >  Jaldhar>     0660 $USER:mail? 
> > > 
> > > 	For a 660 mailbox with gid==mail, a sgid mail delivery agent
> > >  is required.  A 600 perm mailbox requires a suid 0 delivery agent. 
> > 
> > Or better, it requires that the delivery agent runs under uid of the user
> > that owns the mailbox.
> But then the delivery agent has to start off running as root to fire
> off an MDA with the user id of the user that owns the mailbox.

Isn't it normal for an MTA to have root at that point, so that they can do
use the -d option for procmail or maildrop?

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