> And get_mail must have elevated privileges to search for the users mail...
> or sendmail must have already switched user on reciept to put it in the
> users inbox which also requires privleges...
No. Think instead of blindly following existing implementation
socket(AF_UNIX, SOCK_STREAM, 0);
read(all my mail)
The daemon needs no priviledge. The client needs no priviledge. The
PEERCRED authentication on AF_UNIX sockets does the work. I can even pass you
back the file handle of the mailbox if I was using an old style non database
indexed mail spool.
> It's much more efficent to process each mail as it arrives.
You are doing a lot more exec() calls that way. If you get enough mail
to make spool space an issue you want a daemon.
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