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Hi,

I have a Gentoo Linux system set up and want to use it as a mail server using Sendmail and Qpopper.

Sendmail is installed ok, and I can send and receive mails. However, Qpopper never sees any of the mails that get received.

Now I think this is because sendmail is placing the incoming mails in my user directories i.e. ~/.maildir (I can see them in there), and Qpopper looks in /var/spool/mail (which is always empty).

What I need to do is either configure sendmail to place the mails in /var/spool/mail or setup Qpopper to look in the local mailboxes (at least that is what I think I need to do!). I don't seem to be able to find a way of doing either of these things.

Any help appreciated

Warren
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To the best of my knowledge, sendmail is using /bin/mail for local delivery (usually).

/bin/mail (also called binmail) simply concatenates the message to the recepients e-mail box (/var/spool/mail/<user>).

It seems that this maildir behaviour you see is an outcome of a different program. (I bet it's procmail).

I don't know how you have configured your sendmail.cf file. Try to locate a line that starts with
Mlocal
and see what program i listed there as the delivery agent. If you would like to work with qpopper it should be /bin/mail.

If it isn't - reconfigure sendmail by editing sendmail.cf file

Goodluck
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