I'm using sendmail as my mail-server, and I noticed, that mail for
users is stored in $HOME/.maildir, not in /var/spool/mail.
And each mail is stored as separate file, not all in one file.
It's called the "maildir" mail storage format. I find it very useful, especially
with big mailboxes...
Some mail clients does not look for new mail in $HOME/.maildir
with default settings (for example elm, only with -f).
Your mailreader must support maildir to read mails from it, of course. But yours
seems to do it (with -f), so that's not really a problem, is it?
Moreover, I expected that all mail will be in /var/spool/mail, so
I created /var relatively big and now I see that it is almost empty.
Well, normally your /home isn't that small, so that shouldn't be a problem
Even my pop3 server does not look for new mail in $HOME/.maildir,
so no user can download his mail throught pop3...
Again, use a pop3 server which supports maildir, and everything is fine.
How can I force my mailserver to use /var/spool/mail?
You could add mbox to your useflags and emerge sendmail. If you *really* want to
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