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authorPeter Wu <>2015-05-27 18:19:57 +0200
committerPeter Wu <>2015-05-27 18:19:57 +0200
commita646eb75a5639d942865ad402983f27ded1eac70 (patch)
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downloadfemtomail-a646eb75a5639d942865ad402983f27ded1eac70.tar.gz note manual creation of mailbox
This is not done automatically for simplicity, to reduce the attack surface. Reported by Mateusz Konieczny from Ask Ubuntu.
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@@ -40,6 +40,8 @@ be changed to `~/.Maildir/inbox` as follows:
To install femtomail on your system with the appropriate capabilities:
make install install-link-sendmail setcap
+ # You must manually create the mailbox if it does not exist yet
+ mkdir -p ~/.local/share/local-mail/inbox
Note: the femtomail binary must be installed with file capabilities set
(recommended). Alternatively, the program can run with setuid-root. Either way,