are you using /var/mail?
anderson at metrolink.com
Wed Jan 20 13:20:40 PST 1999
On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Kragen Sitaker wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Stuart Anderson wrote:
> > Ideally, from an ABI perspective, applications wouldn't need to know the
> > path at all. They would have an API in a shared library to use to access
> > and manipulate the mail folders.
> Well, somewhere there needs to be a fairly stable interface. Whether
> that's a shared library or a name and fileformat in the filesystem
> doesn't matter all that much, although a shared library gives you more
> flexibility in how you store the underlying data.
You've just summed up why previous ABIs were done the way they were 8-).
> > I haven't looked closely, but I think that the c-client library comes
> > close to doing this.
> I've heard tell that the c-client library is grossly inefficient.
That's possible. I haven't looked into it much, I just know that several
things seem to use it at it provide an abstracted interface to a mail
For several years, I've thought that this type of interface to mail would
be good, just never did anything about it...
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