It's common to have users' mailboxes in /var/spool/mail. If this is the case for SuSE, then receiving your mail in /var/spool/mail/steve is normal. For you to view your mail with Thunderbird, you have to be running a pop3 or imap server and configure Thunderbird accordingly. As to where your mail disappears sometimes, perhaps the answer is either in the global procmail config file /etc/procmailrc or in the local one $HOME/.procmailrc.
Last edited by Berhanie; 06-17-2005 at 11:58 PM.