[Imap-uw] mail moved from /var/spool/mail/username to
~username/mbox , only for some users?
klong206 at uw.edu
Wed Apr 13 12:22:47 PDT 2011
Our mail server runs UW IMAPD on Debian Linux.
For many users, our MTA (exim4) use ~/.procmailrc to move mail to
~/mbox when it comes in. For some other users who do not have a
.procmailrc in their ~ , it seems that mail stays in
/var/spool/mail/username until they connect via IMAP, at which point
IMAPd moves the mail to their mbox (according to syslog):
Example from syslog:
Apr 13 11:09:36 caen imapd: Moved 1638 bytes of new mail to
/homes/user/mbox from /var/mail/user host= examplehost.com [18.104.22.168]
For some other users still, the mail stays in
/var/spool/mail/username, IMAP functions normally but the mail stays.
I am trying to figure out why IMAPd moves some users mail to their mbox
and keeps other users in /var/spool/mail .
Kevin Long, Senior Computer Specialist
University of Washington Department of Statistics
Desk: (206) 685-2303 Cell: (509) 723-6348
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