sendmail and mbox permissions

Eugene M. Minkovskii emin at
Thu Jan 6 01:00:57 PST 2005

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 12:14:05AM +0100, J65nko BSD wrote:
" On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 23:23:29 +0300, Eugene M. Minkovskii <emin at> wrote:
" > Hi.
" > 
" > 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.

Yes, I know this reasons, but I want to know what happens. Who
change permissions on /var/mail/root. Why I see it in FreeBSD 5.3
and don't see in FreeBSD 5.2.1?

What do you mean "don't rechive any mail?" mach daemond, mail to
root they reports and I want easy way to reading it.

Sensory  yours, Eugene  Minkovskii
Сенсорно ваш,   Евгений Миньковский

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