New feature request

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Nov 6 14:57:37 GMT 2003

At 14:45 06/11/2003, you wrote:
>Hi Julian,
> > But you can only configure it if running as root, which the
> > Exim and Postfix (and probably ZMailer) users aren't.
>That cannot be right or we are talking about different things.

Yes, I can change the umask. And I may be able to change the group. But on
most systems no-one other than root can change the user.

>  Currently
>you are using a umask of 700 for creating files:
># Set umask nice and safe so no-one else can access anything!
>umask 0077;
>Every process is able to set its own umask. Moreover that umask is ok
>for all files/dirs with the exception of the quarantine files. Are you
>sure that there is no way to create files in that location with a
>different user/group/umask?

Group and umask, yes. User, no.
Julian Field
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