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Old 01-28-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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Login says new mail, but pine disagrees


When I *log in* as root on the my FreeBSD box, it says that I have new mail, but when I go into pine, it shows no new messages. When I log in as my user, and su, I do not get the "new mail" message.

Any ideas why this would happen?
 
Old 01-28-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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which mailbox is pine looking at?
off the top of my head, if you haven't set up a local delivery agent, i would think root's mail would be delivered to /var/spool/mail/root or /var/mail/root (not sure of the difference between those two *noob*)

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Old 01-28-2004, 03:30 PM   #3
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ps

if you haven't checked root's mail before it's probably just a "welcome to FreeBSD" message or something like that.

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Old 01-28-2004, 05:20 PM   #4
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No no. I check root email all the time (I get security email stuff from the system and everything). I just don't know why it's saying that I have mail right now, but then when I log into pine, it doesn't show anything.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 06:02 PM   #5
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sorry, my bad. if pine's pointing to the right place, i dunno

sorry, just a noob.
 
  


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