On Sunday 03 June 2007 14:01, Christopher Hilton wrote: > Thierry Lacoste wrote: > > I'm running a postfix server on FreeBSD 6.1 and I'd like to have > > a cronjob which deletes old mails from mboxes in /var/mail. > > > > I tried mail/archivemail but it cannot create it's lock file > > in /var/mail because it runs as the user owning the mailbox > > on which it operates. > > > > I also tried mail/archmbox but I'm wondering if it is safe > > to use it while postfix is running. Quoting the manual: > > > > A few words about locking. There has been a discussion about > > archmbox handles file locking. The answer is simple: no mailbox is ever > > locked. The reason behind this behavior is that I want archmbox to be as > > least invasive as possible, so other kind of checks are performed to > > ensure that no data is lost (mailbox has changed/mailbox is in use by > > another program). I will surely add some locking mechanism in the future. > > > > Any help would be appreciated. > > Have you consider using Maildir/ format instead? A switch to Maildir/ > format would allow you to use the "find" program to weed out your > mailbox and locking is not an issue.
AFAICS the Maildir/ format implies that mails are delivered to the home directory of the users. On the mail server the home diretory is NFS-mounted read-only just to be able to see the .forward files. Users are required to use only pops to read their mail (qpopper is on the mail server) and I wanted to avoid unnecessary network traffic: from the mail server to the NFS server upon mail receipt and in the other way when readind mail with pops. Regards, Thierry. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"