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Old 10-19-2004, 10:18 PM   #1
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Mail alerts


Whenever I'm logged on as root, every time I recieve an email, an alert pops up on my screen. This isn't a terrible ordeal unless I'm editing a file, and then it really hoses things up. Can anyone tell me how to turn this feature off?
 
Old 10-19-2004, 11:33 PM   #2
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If you may be hint them with which distro and desktop
you're using?



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Old 10-20-2004, 12:10 AM   #3
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If you are using KMail (that's the only mail client that shows alerts when a mail is received that i know) you can go to Settings > Configure KMail > Network > Receiving. There for each of you mail accounts click modify and disable interval mail checking or set a greater value so that you will be bothered less often.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 09:17 AM   #4
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Musta had a brain lock. I always say what distro I'm using! Anyway...

I'm running Slack 10. I have no idea if KMail is running or not, but this is happening when logged in to the console through SSH. I'm not running KDE, Gnome or even X-Windows because I don't have a terminal directly connected to this box.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 07:07 PM   #5
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If "pops-up" means you get text thrown into your
terminal there's an easy fix.

a) Edit /etc/profile, comment out the if-statement
that checks for and executes biff
or
b)
rm `which biff`


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Old 10-21-2004, 07:16 PM   #6
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That would be what I'm looking for. Thanks!
 
Old 10-21-2004, 08:59 PM   #7
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