Subject: Re: "cannot lock mailbox"...
To: Scott Reynolds <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
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.