Thunderbird and local mail ?
beni.brinckman at scarlet.be
Mon Mar 14 11:18:06 PST 2005
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Christopher Kelley wrote:
| You Wrote:
|> System: 5.3-REL-p5
|> I would like to get my local mail (from /var/mail/<user>) in my
|> Thunderbird (v1.0 - 20050310) mailbox.
|> I found
|> which is talking about version 0.3... But I get the same message
|> as described after having created a movemail mailbox : "unable to
|> create <user>.lock file". I've tried to set up a movemail for
|> the user and one for Root, but get the same message back.
|> So, how do I get those local mails transferred into my mailbox ?
| The popup message on Thunderbird tells you (somewhat cryptically)
| what you need to do. I believe it says something along the lines
| --- Unable to create <user>.lock file. For movemail to work, it is
| necessary to create lock files in the mail spool directory. On many
| systems, this is best accomplished by making the spool directory
| be mode 01777. ---
| The spool directory is /var/mail, so what I did was (as root), cd
| to /var, then 'chmod 1777 mail'. Please note that this machine is
| behind a firewall, and provides no services to the internet, so I'm
| not very concerned about any security holes doing this may open
| I'm using Tbird 1.0, and I haven't touched my sendmail
| configuration from the "factory defaults". I redirected (via
| /etc/mail/aliases) the "root" mail to the normal user that runs X.
Yep, that did it. Thanks a lot !
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