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Old 10-16-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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local mail: how to access with Moz mail client


I want to add a new account to my Mozilla email client named local_spool or similarly named.

What I already know so far:


entered in bash shell as command works fine.

Fedora Core 1 I think it uses sendmail I think that mail command accesses the local sendmail mail file?

Mozilla email already works fine to send and/or retrieve directly to or from my ISP's pop3 mail server.

In the Mozilla, I know how to add a new account.


that's the name of my machine. the sendmail config has not been modified also it goes mostly unused except for occasional bash shell "mail" command.

What I seek how to do it:

I need to know what to enter into Mozilla mail so as to be able to read the same mail with Mozilla that I can already access/read when using the bash shell mail command.

Can that be done or do I first need to install a pop3 server on my machine that would intermediate between SendMail and Mozilla mail client?

Thanks. Alan.
Old 10-17-2004, 07:09 AM   #2
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You will need to install a pop server as Mozilla is not designed to read directly from mbox files on a local system.
Old 11-11-2004, 08:33 AM   #3
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Mozilla uses standard mbox format, rather than setting up pop3 server just do something like this:
ln -s /var/mail/userbox ~/.mozilla/YourMozillaAccount/Mail/Local\ Folders/Inbox

Last edited by Nemoder; 11-11-2004 at 08:43 AM.


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