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Old 04-18-2003, 02:52 PM   #1
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Could someone please explain something for me?

I know that a users mail is stored in /var/spool/username

But I also notice that sometimes I have mail in my Mailbox /home/username/mbox why is this, what purpose does this serve?

All help is appreciated...
 
Old 04-18-2003, 05:04 PM   #2
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/var/spool/mail/user or /var/spool/user is where the system ( more specifically the Mail Delivery Agent that acts on its behalf) deposits the user's mail. Your mail user agent ( pine, mutt etc ) read them from there and usually deposit the ones you keep in a directory under your home. Typically ~/mbox.
 
  


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