[Users] folder properties 'chmod'

Darko K. darko.koruga at siol.net
Tue Feb 2 17:33:47 CET 2016

On Tue, 2 Feb 2016 14:42:54 +0100 Michael wrote:

> > No, it was a feature I implemented for so called shared folders,
> > this was before IMAP.
> > 
> > Imagine a team of people working on the same project and all project
> > related mails are copied to the same folder. This setting makes it
> > possible for all users to access the message.
> > 
> > Of course one could achieve similar effect by setting umask but then
> > all files created by mailer would be affected.
> I don't want to offend but i wonder if that feature is obsolete
> today. Although it can be used, i doubt anybody is using it. There
> are much more flexible ways, like sharing an IMAP account or (on same
> machine) launching a separate claws with its own config. Or maybe
> your scenario was a terminal server (be it over ssh or xhost or
> whatever) with LAN connected devices ... still, wouldn't you share
> not a single folder but simply the whole MUA?
As I said this was before IMAP. In our use case we were using NFS for
shared folders. There are probably cleaner ways to achieve this today,
but back then this was not the case. Especially because team members
were reading mail on variety of Unix platforms.


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