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Re: MTA Suggestion

> the point was that his NFS argument against /var/spool/mail was
> irrelevant because home directories are often NFS mounted too

There is no ``NFS argument against /var/spool/mail.''

The fundamental problem with /var/spool/mail is security. It's not easy
to handle a world-writable directory safely.

(Big ISPs have another problem with /var/spool/mail: on most systems,
reading a large directory takes a long time.)

As a separate issue, mbox format is unreliable when the system crashes.
It doesn't matter whether mailboxes are stored in home directories or in
a central directory. The relevance of NFS is that it makes mbox format
even more unreliable; you can lose mail even if the systems never crash.

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