I had a problem with my mail in that the mail log showed that there was
a problem with my aliases.db with the error msg:
daemon could not open control socket /var/run/sendmail/control:
World writable directory
sendmail: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): Cannot create database
for alias file /etc/aliases
Got it fixed by "newaliases".
The question is that my msgs for 2 days were NOT LOST and were NOT in my
"user" spool directory, e.g. /var/spool/mail/"user".....
After the fix I got ALL the mail that was retrieved but could not access
or be found (pine doesn't see the msgs) as the msgs were not in the mail
spool. So where were the msgs kept??????? Not critical but kinda
of nice to know...