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Re: Mutt



On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 12:13:12AM +0800, Terence Ng wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Feb 2002 13:46:33 Adam Majer wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 11:26:55AM +0800, Terence Ng wrote:
> > > Thanks, Stephen, even now I get:
> > > -rw-rw---- 1 ngterry mail
> > > 
> > > If I want to delete mails in Mutt, I still get "Mailbox is read-only".  
> Why?

Mutt is designed to never, ever corrupt the mailbox. (Unlike Netscape,
Mozilla, etc, which can corrupt the mailbox somtimes.) This means that it has
to lock the mailbox or mutt will refuse to modify it.

I have often gotten this error when the mailbox is on an NFS-mounted
filesystem. Is your /var/mail mounted over NFS?

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