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Re: Mail is messed up!!

grep@oriole.sbay.org (George Bonser) writes:
> Hmmm, I seem to have the same problems even after NOT moving anything. I made
> a mistake and ended up downloading several things from unstable and after
> that elm cannot read mail and tkmail cannot write lock files in
> /var/spool/mail.  I too have tried everything that I know of as far as 
> permissions go to no avail.
> Any help here would be really nice. Pine seems to work fine, BTW.
> In article <m0vJAAx-00035fC@deathstar>,
> 	pitts2@memphisonline.com (Stephen Pitts) writes:
> > 
> > --f2P==9pricKk5mwQ
> > 
> > I managed to totally mess up my mail spools while moving my Debian 
> > system to anothe hard drive. Several other things were also messed

The perms on /var/spool/mail should be:

frodo:~$ ls -la /var/spool/mail
total 2
drwxrwsr-t   2 root     mail         1024 Nov  2 19:56 ./
drwxr-xr-x  15 root     root         1024 Oct 18 01:34 ../
-rw-rw----   1 andy     mail            0 Nov  2 19:59 andy

Anything else will cause problems.


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