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Re: [suse-security] sendmail
  • From: "Kurt Seifried" <listuser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 06:04:36 -0600
  • Message-id: <001a01bfff9e$7e02eda0$6900030a@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Is there are reason 6.4's sendmail/procmail creates the user mail
> > files mode 600? I have a number of programs that expects it to
> > be 640 group-id mail. I am pretty sure earlier 6.x's did it the old
way.
> No. I'm running SuSE 6.1 and all mail folders are mode 600 by default.
>
> Why should anybody in your group be allowed to read your e-mail by
DEFAULT?

Typically the mail files are owned by user:mail, ie:

-rw-rw---- 1 listuser mail 170846 Aug 6 06:30 listuser

In this case that's ok (for a user to get mail, well, we'd have bigger
worries).

> Cheers,
> Thomas

-Kurt


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