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Re: /var/spool/mail/USER

I think I miss interpreted original poster's message.  Vector send me
a following message.  I hope this solves your problem.

> I'm replying to you off-list because I don't want this email address
> spammed to carnation.  procmail will change the permissions on a
> mailbox when it delivers mail if it thinks they are 'dangerous'.  This
> can be avoided by making the user rwx instead of just rw on the
> mailbox file. Procmail will then leave group permissions alone and
> they will stay to whatever permissions you set.


On Mon, Oct 22, 2001 at 06:40:00PM -0400, Richard A Nelson wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > 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.
> Sigh... Sendmail is a MTA - it doesn't touch user mailboxes !  It'd be
> no use filing bugs against it...
OOPs!  But I said "if...". just to cover my ...
> Procmail is the MDA beast that issued the message.
Yep. It seems.
> Check for other MDAs (mail,mailx,etc) and cronjobs to see what is
> changing the mode

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