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Old 05-15-2004, 03:24 AM   #1
retypedef
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How to disable the new mail notification in console mode?


Hi, guys

My shell is bash, and whenever I receive a mail in my spool file, I get the
prompt message - you have new mail in /path/to/spool. How can I disable this
function?

Many thx!
 
Old 05-15-2004, 10:54 PM   #2
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Got it

It's related to these two environment variables: MAIL & MAILPATH.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 08:11 AM   #3
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It's related to these two environment variables: MAIL & MAILPATH.
So how do you disable it? Or simply redirect it to /dev/null?
 
Old 03-20-2010, 03:10 AM   #4
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I think you can add
export MAIL=
to ~/.zshrc or ~/.bashrc
but I'm not sure.
 
Old 03-20-2010, 06:23 PM   #5
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linux - to disable mail notification

try the biff command: 'biff n'

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Hi, guys

My shell is bash, and whenever I receive a mail in my spool file, I get the
prompt message - you have new mail in /path/to/spool. How can I disable this
function?

Many thx!
 
Old 03-20-2010, 07:21 PM   #6
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SemiBeard, useful one, thanks.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 04:15 AM   #7
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SemiBeard, that sounds like a better solution, but it doesn't work with zsh ("biff: command not found"). Do you know if there is a more modern version? Thanks much.
 
  


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