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Re: Resolutions to comments on LSB-FHS-TS_SPEC_V1.0

On Tue, Jan 26, 1999 at 05:37:53PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > Most Mail User Agents for standard Unix systems look in /var/mail/<user>
> > for the user's mailbox.  So if qmail is switching to ~/Mailbox, then
> > they have to solve the problem for all of the various MUA's out there,
> > and that is really qmail's and mutt's problem.  I assume someone in that
> > community must have thought about the problem, since people generally
> > don't react well when they're told that they can't use their favorite
> > mail reader because some new mail system has decided to use a different
> > mailbox convention.  
> > 
> >    So maybe any standard should not say something about the mail spool dir?
> Actually, it might be worthwhile to specify that if environment
> variable MAILBOX exists, then MUAs need to honour it?


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