On the system I work the system mailbox is not stored in directory
/var/spool/mail as it is usually done but in the user's homedir
in file $HOME/.mail.
The argumentation I've heard for doing it this way is:
What do you think about this argumentation and that the systemQuote:> mail is delivered to the $HOME/.mail file for several reasons:
> 1. it's easier to enforce disk quotas. These are not part of the
> core unix distribution but are essential for an academic > environment as you may well realise. (Some students regularly > sent massive mails to themselves at the end of each day!)
> 2. it's easier to handle backups - there are security problems with > mail files left in public areas.
> But obviously the interlock capabilities are taken care of under this
> system or the system would be unworkable.
mailbox is actually stored in the user's homedir and not in