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Old 10-22-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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How do I read emails generated by the system?

I have Debian 3.1 installed. It is a minimal installation. When I login, I see messages on the console that goes like 'You have new mail at /var/mail/akhran'. Besides using vi to read the file (whch doesn't show the emails in proper formats), is there another way to read the emails ?

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Old 10-22-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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you could use a client like mutt. type mutt at the command line to invoke it and load the messages.
Old 10-22-2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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type 'mail' at the prompt


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