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Old 09-08-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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read mails from /var/mail/user with thunderbird


hi

howto read (import) mails from:
Code:
/var/mail/user
or
Code:
/var/spool/mail/user
with thunderbird ?

Code:
# su user
user@debian:/root$ mail
Mail version 8.1.2 01/15/2001.  Type ? for help.
"/var/mail/user": 240 messages 240 unread
I tried Movemail, but it doesn't work.
I have sarge stable.

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Old 09-09-2006, 02:44 PM   #2
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Don't know about thunderbird but you could use mutt (a terminal program) to read your local mail.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 03:31 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Dead Parrot
Don't know about thunderbird but you could use mutt (a terminal program) to read your local mail.
but thunderbird normally can read root mails in /var/mail/root

cannot understand why cannot read from /var/mail/user ?
 
Old 09-11-2006, 07:49 AM   #4
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Code:
# sudo chmod 01777 /var/spool/mail/
solved this problem !

Last edited by cccc; 09-11-2006 at 08:02 AM.
 
Old 09-11-2006, 07:53 AM   #5
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(woops) -- been sleeping... forget it...

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