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Old 04-11-2009, 11:02 AM   #1
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Problem using Mutt (mailx replacement ? notification ?)


I had a problem using mailx: it doesn't support the Maildir format. So I installed Mutt to use this new mailbox format (maybe I took the wrong MUA ). Here are my problems:

-On login, bash prints "No mail." even if I got a new mail in my Maildir box. What can I do ?

-Is it possible to use the command "mail" as an alias of "mutt" ?Maybe this alias could break a lot of softwares' mail delivery system because it will not be the original mail/mailx software besides the command "mail" ?

Could you give me some clues ?

Mr Lejeune
Old 04-12-2009, 04:38 PM   #2
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Make sure you have the $MAIL environment variable set correctly according to your maildir location (most likely it's ~/Maildir). Also see this brief description.

And no, I wouldn't create a system wide alias to mutt as "mail". Feel free to use it as your own local user and see if everything still works though (add alias mail='/usr/bin/mutt' or similar to your bash profile).


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