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spuzzzzzzz 05-04-2004 08:20 PM

thunderbird can't find mail spool
 
I want to use thunderbird to read from my local mailbox, /var/mail/joe. I set up a Movemail account, but whenever I try to retrieve my mail, it says "Unable to locate mail spool file". In Tools->Account Settings->Server type, it says:
Server type: Unix Movemail
Server name: localhost
User name: joe
which looks correct. Any ideas?

mikebo 11-15-2005 12:17 PM

ln -s /var/mail /var/spool/mail
problem solved

Regards,
mikebo

Xinoef 04-06-2006 12:25 AM

I have a similar issue :

The mail is not on the local machine but on a server.
This server has a spool rep with permissions so I made a link like this :
ln -s /var/mail/myaccount /var/spool/mail/myaccount

then have the following config :
Server type: Unix Movemail
Server name: theserver
User name: myaccount

When I attempt to retreive my mails I still get this same message :
"Unable to locate mail spool file"

What is wrong this time ?

Telo 12-23-2018 10:06 AM

See these solutions.


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