dtmail: cannot open mailfile on 2.5.1 /var/mail server
/var/mail is mounted onto client machine A, which is running CDE 1.2 (the Solaris 2.6 release), from machine B, a server running the Solaris 2.5.1 release.
OpenWindow's mailtool can read/write mailfiles on the server without any problems. However, CDE's dtmail does not open the mailbox.
The bug's permissions and ownership have to be checked. The mail directory should have the following permissions:
skywalker$ ls -lad /var/mail
drwxrwsrwt 3 root mail 512 Feb 10 14:40 /var/mail/
while the mailbox itself should look something like this:
-rw------- 1 zvinakis mail 3206838 Feb 19 11:51 /var/mail/zvinakis
If the directory's permissions are not set properly, issue these commands on the mail
chmod a+t /var/mail
chmod g+s /var/mail
If the permissions (or group) are not correct on the mailbox itself, using "joe" as an example mailbox, type:
To change the permissions, type: