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Exim4 - local mail deliveries

Since switching to Debian Etch, I no longer get messages (from cron and
logcheck) delivered to my user-mailbox. Exim 4 delivers them to the
mail-queue in /var/spool/exim4/input; when the queue is emptied, they
appear to end up in /dev/null.

The following uncovered advice in "man update-exim4.conf:

| dc_localdelivery
| name of the default transport for local mail delivery. Defaults to 
| mail_spool if unset, use maildir_home for delivery to ~/Maildir/. This 
| setting does not correspond to a Debconf question and needs to be set 
| manually.

is too cryptic for me.

I would welcome a fuller explanation of what it says, and guidance
on the correct entry in "update-exim4.conf" to post local mail to my
user-mailbox.  In case it is relevant, my "postmaster" alias is "root"
and my "root" alias is the normal user.

Felix Karpfen

Felix Karpfen
Public Key 72FDF9DF (DH/DSA)

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