FC7 adding unneccesary mailboxes in /var/mail

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at kanarip.com
Sun Jun 24 17:57:51 UTC 2007

Chris Mohler wrote:
> On 6/24/07, Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
>> Has anyone else noticed that FC7's /var/mail is full of zero-byte
>> mailboxes for all users?  It includes ones for services (squid,
>> webalizer, sshd, etc.), not just human users.
> Not until you mentioned it.  How odd.
> Chris

It isn't really that odd at all, since all users can receive mail.
Sometimes though, they never do (some system accounts are in
/etc/aliases and forward to root, some systems never receive mail from
the outside world and are not being used to send mail locally).

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

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