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NAME


mail.local - store mail in a mailbox

SYNOPSIS


/usr/lib/mail.local [-f sender] [-d] recipient


DESCRIPTION


mail.local reads the standard input up to an end-of-file and appends it
to each user's mail file (mailbox). This program is intended to be used
by sendmail(1M) as a mail delivery agent for local mail. It is not a user
interface agent.


Messages are appended to the user's mail file in the /var/mail directory.
The user must be a valid user name.


Each delivered mail message in the mailbox is preceded by a "Unix From
line" with the following format:


From sender_address time_stamp


The sender_address is extracted from the SMTP envelope address (the
envelope address is specified with the -f option).


A trailing blank line is also added to the end of each message.


The mail files are locked with a .lock file while mail is appended.


The mail files are created with mode 660, owner is set to recipient, and
group is set to mail. If the ``biff'' service is returned by
getservbyname(3SOCKET), the biff server is notified of delivered mail.
This program also computes the Content-Length: header which will be used
by the mailbox reader to mark the message boundary.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-f sender
Specifies the "envelope from address" of the message. This
flag is technically optional, but should be used.


-d
Specifies the recipient of the message. This flag is also
optional and is supported here for backward compatibility.
That is, mail.local recipient is the same as mail.local -d
recipient.


-l
Turn on LMTP mode.


-r from
Specify the sender's name (for backward compatibility).


-7
Do not advertise 8BITMIME support in LMTP mode.


-b
Return a permanent error instead of a temporary error if a
mailbox exceeds quota.


OPERANDS


The following operand is supported:

recipient
The recipient of the mail message.


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES


TZ
Used to set the appropriate time zone on the timestamp.


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful operation.


>0
An error occurred.


FILES


/tmp/local.XXXXXX
temporary files


/tmp/lochd.XXXXXX
temporary files


/var/mail/user_name
user's mail file


SEE ALSO


mail(1), comsat(1M), sendmail(1M), getservbyname(3SOCKET), attributes(5)


April 11, 1997 MAIL.LOCAL(1M)