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[Discuss] Mutt showing "Mailbox is read-only." error

On 8/2/2014 11:09 AM, Bill Horne wrote:
> habit: when I open my default mailbox, and try to delete an email, I get
> the error
> "Mailbox is read-only.*"

This is probably the ownership and permissions on the spool directory
(/var/mail). The ownership should be root:mail. Permissions at a minimum
should be 2775 (u+rwx,g+rwxs,o+rx).

Once these are set you should check the ownerships and permissions of
the spool files. Ownership should be ${USER}:mail and permissions should
be 660 (u+rw,g+rw,o-a).

Rich P.

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