sendmail and mbox permissions
j65nko at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 15:14:07 PST 2005
On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 23:23:29 +0300, Eugene M. Minkovskii <emin at mccme.ru> wrote:
> I use FreeBSD 5.3 and sendmail. When root rechieve the mail,
> mailbox's (/var/mail/root) permission bits has been setted to
> 600. Who and how it does? Can I change this behavior?
For security reasons, the "root" account should not receice any mail.
One of sendmail's alternatives "qmail" will even NEVER send any mail
to the root account.
Enter an alias for root in "/etc/mail/aliases" and run the "newaliases" command.
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