Affichage des articles du août, 2011

Using maildirs on Ubuntu [en/fr]

Among all the operations that I do not so frequently, there's the one consisting in setting up system-wide maildirs. As I always forget how to redefine this pesky MAIL variable set by default to /var/mail/username, I've decided to blog about it to record the solution: If you're directed to  /etc/login.defs  forget about it, just read the comments in it that points you to /etc/pam.d/* files. The change to do are in /etc/pam.d/su: #session    optional  nopen session    optional dir=~/Maildir nopen /etc/pam.d/sshd: #session    optional standard noenv # [1] session    optional dir=~/Maildir standard /etc/pam.d/login: #session    optional standard session    optional dir=~/Maildir standard I used to call my maildirs folder simply 'Mail' but as most software expect them to be called 'Maildir' by default. I now follow the 'Maildir' name convention to