Subject: Re: any way to disable /var/mail/file by default
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: Chuck Swiger <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/23/2004 21:58:40
Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> is there any way to stop sendmail making files in /var/mail until they 
> are really needed?
> while i'm using maildir's everywhere and pass things through procmail i 
> still have LOTS of empty files in /var/mail.

Sendmail relies on the local delivery agent to handle mail for the local 
system.  Procmail can act as a replacement for the generic LDA that comes with 
sendmail (sometimes called mail.local).  Have you told sendmail to use 
procmail as the LDA, or are you invoking procmail via .forward files or some 
other method?

In other words, you ought have FEATURE(`local_procmail') in your