[Pkg-exim4-users] Local delivery to accounts without home directories

Sebastian Tennant sebyte at smolny.plus.com
Wed Jan 28 21:37:21 UTC 2009

Quoth Robert Steinmetz AIA <rob at steinmetznet.com>:
> Sebastian Tennant wrote:
>> Quoth "Neil S. Briscoe" <neil.briscoe at censornet.com>:
>>> If the user doesn't have a home directory, you have to give the poor 
>>> mail system some clue as to where it should deliver things.
>>> Where did you have in mind?
>> The usual location, i.e., the mbox file in the spool directory;
>> /var/mail/<user> on a stock Debian box. 
> There is a configuration option to deliver all mail to /var/spool/<user> 
> if that is what you want.

I think that option is already in play, i.e., this is where mail is
already being delivered, but I've just discovered that it only works if
the user in question has a home directory.

> I understood you wanted a conditional delivery, to use /var/spool only 
> if there is no user home directory.

Yes, sorry.  I realise now that the wording of my original post was not
at all clear in that respect.

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