File ownership

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Oct 1 17:57:21 IST 2003

At 17:04 01/10/2003, you wrote:
>In /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf I set the user and group to be smmsp
>and restarted MS. Incoming email was put into /var/spool/ but the
>owner was root, with group smmsp. The permissions on the inbound mail files
>were 600 and mail just stacked up in the directory and was not delivered. I
>am guessing that this is because MS could not read these files.
>I changed MS.conf to set user to root and the mail was processed.
>My question is, what controls how the inbound mail files get created

Julian Field
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