Subject: Re: "cannot lock mailbox"...
To: Scott Reynolds <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/22/1997 14:02:15
Scott Reynolds writes:
> On Fri, 22 Aug 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > For the moment, simply doing /var/mail/user/Mailbox would be a win,
> > though, and would require zero software changes.
> You seem to be certain that all existing (contemporary) third-party mail
> packages already support this. Does `zero' mean something other than
> `absolutely none' in this case?
Well, 99.44% of packages support the $MAIL variable thing. The rest,
if in source form (and on NetBSD they usually are) are very easy to
As I said, though, I favor a directory with split mailfiles instead.