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Sendmail user question

Hi All

I am trying to deal with a problem. Any suggestions would be helpful!

I have sendmail running on a Redhat 8 box and is serving about 75 e-mail accounts. Version Info:
OS:Red Hat Linux release 8.0 (Psyche)
sendmail-8.12.8-9.80
sendmail-cf-8.12.8-9.80

There are a few users that need pop accounts so I have created user accounts on the system for them. I have however made /var/spool/mail as the home directory for all of them.

The other users are essentially aliases to these few accounts.

I keep getting the following in the maillog:

Oct 31 10:32:08 Spitfire2 sendmail[23123]: j9VFW8i7023122: forward /var/spool/mail/.forward.localhost: Group writable directory
Oct 31 10:32:08 Spitfire2 sendmail[23123]: j9VFW8i7023122: forward /var/spool/mail/.forward: Group writable directory

Does this have something to do with the setup I have? I have read the FAQ on the sendmail site that tells me to set the following option, to get rid of this message:
DontBlameSendmail=forwardfileingroupwritabledirpath

Is there a way to have users logon to their pop3 accounts to download without having user accounts on the mail server?

Please advice!

Thanks

KS
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SMMAPD(8)						      System Manager's Manual							 SMMAPD(8)

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NAME
SMMAPD - Sendmail socket map daemon SYNOPSIS
smmapd [ -C config-file ] [ -U uses ] [ -T timeout ] [ -D ] DESCRIPTION
SMMAPD is a Sendmail socket map daemon which is used to verify that a Cyrus mailbox exists, that it is postable and it is under quota. It accepts commands on its standard input and responds on its standard output. It MUST be invoked by cyrmaster(8) with those descriptors attached to a remote client connection. SMMAPD reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5) file unless specified otherwise by -C. OPTIONS
-C config-file Read configuration options from config-file. -U uses The maximum number of times that the process should be used for new connections before shutting down. The default is 250. -T timeout The number of seconds that the process will wait for a new connection before shutting down. Note that a value of 0 (zero) will dis- able the timeout. The default is 60. -D Run external debugger specified in debug_command. FILES
/etc/imapd.conf Default configuration file. /etc/cyrus.conf Cyrus Master process configuration file. CMU
Project Cyrus SMMAPD(8)

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