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Old 12-01-2005, 02:23 PM   #1
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Checking Email on my own server


Okay, I know this will probably sound like a simple thing, but that's why I'm posting it in the newbie forum.

How do I check my mail on my server?

I'm running Fedora Core 3. I have a standard installation with Apache, MySQL, and PHP running for my web application. I assume it's running sendmail, too, although I don't recall asking it to do that. I also have a few PHP scripts that I wrote that are running on a regular basis all the time. I set up the automatic script execution with crontab.

In a crontab tutorial, I read that it sends any output from the files to an admin mail account on the server. Now, I know I could just as easily just send the output to a log file, or to /dev/null. But up until reading that, I didn't even know that I HAD a mail account on my server!

How do I check that account?

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Old 12-01-2005, 02:30 PM   #2
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If I'm not mistaken, type "mail" as root.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 02:51 PM   #3
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i tried that. nothing happens. it seems to hang. should i be waiting for something to happen?
 
Old 12-01-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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Does it hang on a blank line? A different prompt? Are you able to type anything?
 
Old 12-01-2005, 03:42 PM   #5
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I waited for a while and it finally spit out some results. It turns out I've sent myself 2,238 messages since I started running these PHP scripts with crontab. Now I just have to figure out how to delete those messages...
 
Old 12-01-2005, 11:03 PM   #6
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use pine
if it's not there just install it or use
mutt i think is anotherone
 
Old 12-02-2005, 10:52 AM   #7
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wow! mutt is awesome!

thanx for your help, guys!
 
  


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