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Authored by: tjj on Nov 16, '04 03:56:14PM

hmm, thanks.
I have /var/mail/ as 775, though. -And that's after repairing permissions on a 10.3.6 installation.

The sticky bit makes the directory append only for other users than the owner of the directory and the files therein.
I guess this has some merit, are there any adverse effects, since it isn't 1777/1775 as default?

I didn't change the file modes, just rm'ed the file /var/mail/MyUser and created the symlink. It works as described in the hint. Mail.app, though, doesn't seem to delete the unix mail. They are still there when accessed from terminal.app.

-Edit. Mail.app does indeed delete the mails, but apparently only after closing the mailbox.



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