On Apr 3, 2007, at 3:20 PM, Robert Davison wrote:
I'm running an email server using Sendmail on FreeBSD 6.2, using
My question may be simple, but once sendmail has delieverd its
mail to the user, where is it stored ?
Typically it will be in /var/mail/$USER
Is each email stored as an individual file ?
No. Unless you configure things otherwise, mail will be stored in
"unix" (AKA "mbox") format with one file per user.
I see that under my /home/'each users' directory I have a mbox
file. Once open it contains email messages. However, I note that
these do not tie up with what is in my inbox through my webmail
client. Some messages exist in the mbox file but not my inbox.
Some mail clients, like "mail", will move messages from /var/mail/
$USERNAME to ~/mbox. Pine also does this under default configurations.
So the "problem" appears to be that your webmail system (what is it?)
is only looking in /var/mail and note for mbox files in your home
Chances are it can be configured to look for both. If not, then you
need to be careful to only read your mail using one system.
Personally, I prefer setting up an IMAP server. IMAP has all of the
advantages of webmail without the disadvantages.
Is this what I should be looking at.
I ask because I want to train my Bayes filter under spamassassin
sa-learn --spam command, and want to be sure i'm running it on
the right directory and or files
I suggest that you get your mail delivery and access sorted out
before you try to set up sa-learn. Otherwise, you will find yourself
pulling the ground out from underneath the Bayes filtering.
Jeffrey Goldberg http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
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