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anybody familiar with email setup in Debian?




Hi,

I recently installed Debian Etch on my computer. After the installation, I noticed that email (local) was not working at all. I had these in my /var/mail
$> ls -l /var/mail
total 0
---------- 1 root mail 0 2006-06-05 14:25 Debian-exim
---------- 1 root mail 0 2006-06-05 14:29 gdm
---------- 1 root mail 0 2006-06-05 14:26 hal
---------- 1 root mail 0 2006-06-05 14:25 identd
---------- 1 root mail 0 2006-06-05 14:25 messagebus
---------- 1 root mail 0 2006-06-05 14:31 user1
---------- 1 root mail 0 2006-06-05 16:32 sshd
---------- 1 root mail 0 2006-06-05 14:25 statd

I had to manually change the permissions of user1 to -rw-rw---- to get mail working. So far so good.

However, what are the other mail files for in the above directory? And why were the permissions set in such a weird way? Anybody familiar with this kind of setup?

I have:
$> dpkg -l *exim* | grep ^i
ii exim4 4.62-1 metapackage to ease exim MTA (v4) installation ii exim4-base 4.62-1 support files for all exim MTA (v4) packages ii exim4-config 4.62-1 configuration for the exim MTA (v4) ii exim4-daemon-light 4.62-1 lightweight exim MTA (v4) daemon


Thanks,
->HS





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