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new, cur, tmp direcories difference?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by postcd, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. postcd

    postcd Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    in cPanel, File Manager, i see mail folder which has:
    cur
    new
    tmp
    subfolders, what these means please?
     
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    24x7ss Well-Known Member

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    Hi :),

    These are the folders/directories of the default email address of the cPanel user account. Like if your cPanel user is "cpuser" then that email address would be "cpuser@server.hostname.com".

    You can find the INBOX of the default email address in your cPanel >> Mail >> Webmail.
     
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    lldeepakll Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Directories "/home/cpaneluser/mail/cur" and "/home/cpaneluser/mail/new" stores the mails which sent to default mail account (cPanelUser@serverhostname.tld).

    All the unread/new mails stored in directory "new" and all the read mails stored in directory "cur".

    Not sure about "tmp" directory, Maybe it is used to store some temporary files/mails.


    Thanks
     
  4. postcd

    postcd Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, that is it. Hostgator and Courier-mta.org describes it same way.
     
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