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Re: /var/spool/mail/USER

This seems to be issue of install script.  You should be able to avoid
it by modifying post/pre install script.

You seem to use sendmail.  Then file a bug to sendmail if this is their
fault.  I think what they do is reasonable since script does not know
who should be the owner.

I am curious why this mis-owned MBOX created to start with.

FYI: Debian default MTA is exim.

On Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 12:26:43PM +0200, Davi Leal wrote:
> Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r3
> Mailbox (/var/spool/mail/user) has to be owned by the user who is
> recipient and group mail, otherwise the old, "mis-owned," mailbox gets
> renamed "BOGUS.blah," and a new mailbox with proper ownership gets
> created.
> But what is happening?. The new mailbox has root.mail owner. I execute
> "chmod  user.mail  user"  and without raising any error message the
> result follow being the same "root.mail". Is there any known
> 'workaround' to solve it?.
> /var/log/syslog
> Oct 19 16:50:34 excalibur procmail[3915]: Renamed bogus
> "/var/spool/mail/david.leal" into
> "/var/spool/mail/BOGUS.david.leal.1iGD" Oct 19 16:50:34 excalibur
> sendmail[3914]: QAA03913: to=<david.leal@ene.es>,
> ctladdr=<david.leal@ene.es> (65535/101), delay=00:00:16,
> xdelay=00:00:16, mailer=local, stat=Sent

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