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Old 04-08-2008, 02:53 AM
ygk_123 ygk_123 is offline
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I have often seen the entry mailnull in the mail logs of exim.
I don't understand it. What is meant by mailnull ? where can i get information about it ?

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Old 04-08-2008, 07:37 AM
activelobby4u activelobby4u is offline
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mailnull is the exim user

[root@server ~]# exim -bP exim_user
exim_user = mailnull
[root@server ~]

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Old 04-08-2008, 10:45 AM
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It is set as mailnull as it is a non-privileged user, ie it does not have root privileges. Its done as a security measure. If you see a lot of processes with user mailnull, change the catchall account of accounts to :fail:

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