[Mailman-Users] mailman/sendmail process /var/spool/mail content

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Feb 5 23:48:24 EST 2016

On 02/05/2016 07:57 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Mark Sapiro writes:
>  > 
>  > So during some period, the MTA was delivering list mail to mboxes in
>  > /var/spool/mail instead of to Mailman. Is that correct?
> It sounds to me like this is Sendmail's out queue.  I don't use
> Sendmail so don't know how its queues are structured in the
> filesystem, but the OP makes it sound like many copies of *one* post
> ("an email").

I agree, it's not clear, but /var/spool/mail is normally the directory
where MTAs deliver mail for local users absent aliasing to the contrary.
I.e. incoming mail for local user 'mark' is added to the mbox at
/var/spool/mail/mark or in some cases /var/spool/mail/mark/ might be a
maildir with cur/, new/ and tmp/ subdirectories containing individual

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