mailbox not deleted on inc!!!
My mail is behaving strangely. I would incorporate my mail in exmh, and
then do it again and the same messages would be incorporated a second
time. I had a look at /var/spool/mail/mark and discovered that it
wasn't being emptied when incorporated. Indeed, this is what the
directory looked like:
# ls -laF /var/spool/mail/
-rw-r--r-- 1 mark 1000 294367 Dec 17 10:39 mark
-rw------- 1 mark mail 0 Dec 17 10:58 mark.lock
-rw-rw---- 1 paul mail 1799 May 4 1997 paul
Now what is that "mark.lock" file all about? I deleted the lock file, tried
incorporating again and same thing happened - and the lock file reappeared.
Also, the group and file permissions seem strange. I decided to delete
the "mark" and "mark.lock" files and that seems to have solved the problem,
but I would like to know how the problem ever arose!
What was going on, and how did it get that way?
"They told me I was gullible ... and I believed them!"