Re: thunderbird and mail from the system
Michael Marsh on 17/05/05 13:18, wrote:
On 5/17/05, Adam Hardy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Is it possible to set up Thunderbird to pull up the mail from my mailbox
on my debian box?
Thunderbird calls this a "Unix movemail" account. I have one set up
for cron output.
I am trying to set up thunderbird to get my mailbox mail, but I get a
"Unable to create lock file /var/mail/adam.lock. For movemail to work it
is necessary to create lock files in the mail spool directory. On many
systems, this is best accomplished by making the spool directory mode
Currently, /var/mail has these permissions:
adam@gondor:~$ ls -la /var/mail/
drwxrwsr-x 2 root mail 4096 2005-10-30 06:27 .
drwxr-xr-x 14 root root 4096 2005-09-08 12:34 ..
-rw-rw---- 1 adam mail 7415 2005-10-30 06:27 adam
-rw------- 1 mail mail 3166 2005-03-10 00:31 mail
I guess I'll do what Thunderbird advises, but I would like to know what
the implications are, and why Thunderbird thinks its better to configure
the system like this rather than how Debian does.