Subject: Re: "cannot lock mailbox"...
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/18/1997 08:38:22
On Mon, Aug 18, 1997 at 02:58:03PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> > > Was there ever a fix to the problem where you couldn't lock a mailbox
> > > unless /var/mail was 777 or 1777?
> > 
> > I think we need to totally rethink the /var/mail concept, frankly...
> Such as home directory delivery, for example?  Haven't these ideas been
> thrashed about before?

I vote for letting the root decide.  I also vote for adding quota support
to mail.local (I did a quick hack some time ago).