From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Thu 30 Aug 2001 - 00:07:06 IST
On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 10:50:42PM +0100, cnb at domain eircom.net wrote:
> When I create the account it doesn't have the /var/spool/mail/$USER dir.
> Anyone know what creates that dir?
Using sendmail, /var/spool/mail/$USER is not a directory but a file. Qmail
uses a directory with individual files for each mail - this format is known
as maildir and is also supported by postfix, exim and perhaps other MTAs
(perhaps there's even maildir support for sendmail out there, though a quick
google didn't turn up anything except references to other MTAs :-) ).
This file is created/appended to by sendmail as needed.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Thu 06 Feb 2003 - 13:11:53 GMT