reads the standard input up to an end-of-file and appends it to each
must be a valid user name.
The options are as follows:
Do not advertise 8BITMIME support in LMTP mode.
Turn off the attempts to notify the ``biff'' service.
Return a permanent error instead of a temporary error
if a mailbox exceeds quota.
Specify this is a delivery (for backward compatibility).
This option has no effect.
-D mbdb ||
Specify the name of the mailbox database
which is used to look up local recipient names.
This option defaults to "pw", which means use getpwnam().
-f from ||
Specify the sender's name.
Turn on LMTP mode.
Turn off the fsync(2) call that forces the mailbox to be committed
to disk before returning a "success" status.
-r from ||
Specify the sender's name (for backward compatibility).
Same as -f.
-h filename ||
Store incoming mail in filename in the user's home directory instead
of a system mail spool directory.
The next options are only available if
has been compiled with -DHASHSPOOL.
-H hashtypehashdepth |
Select hashed mail directories.
Valid hash types are
u for user name and
m for MD5 (requires compilation with -DHASHSPOOLMD5).
-H u2 selects user name hashing with a hash depth of 2.
Note: there must be no space between the hash type and the depth.
-p path ||
Specify an alternate mail spool path.
Specify that the domain part of recipient addresses in LMTP mode
should not be stripped.
Individual mail messages in the mailbox are delimited by an empty
line followed by a line beginning with the string ``From ''.
A line containing the string ``From '', the sender's name and a time stamp
is prepended to each delivered mail message.
A blank line is appended to each message.
A greater-than character (``>'') is prepended to any line in the message
which could be mistaken for a ``From '' delimiter line
a line beginning with the five characters
``From '' following a blank line).
The mail files are exclusively locked with
while mail is appended,
user.lock file also is created while the mailbox is locked
for compatibility with older MUAs.
If the ``biff'' service is returned by
the biff server is notified of delivered mail.
mail.local utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.