On Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 05:45:18PM +0100, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> Be very careful here. File locking and NFS don't mix very well, so your
> mail delivery agents (procmail in this case) and your mail user agents
> (pine, elm, mutt) need to agree completely on how to lock the mailboxes
> whenever they modify then.
Maildir was designed to work well over nfs...
Mutt supports it. Qmail supports it. Is anything else necessary? :-)
Seriously, though, I believe procmal can be persuaded to deliver to
maildirs and if your mua of choice /still/ doesn't speak maildir, there
are a number of options including wrapping it with "maildir2mbox".
Having said all that, I'd still be inclined to go with imap/pop for the
proposed network. Every machine in the cluster could be configured to
forward all mail to the mail hub. Imap and pop mail clients are
everywhere these days and are far more "standard" than those that
just read mail from local files, IMHO.
All the best,
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