Don W. Jenkins
DWJinx at excite.com
Fri Mar 17 12:26:16 PST 2000
Ok, latest questions about my efforts to get mail things to work. I am
able to open Mutt, but I always get a message that /var/spool/mail/$USER
is not a mailbox. I am assuming that is because procmail or something
like it has to make it a mailbox, but I'm not sure. I am able to
compose a message in Mutt and send it, and it arrives out there, so
apparently Sendmail is working. On the other end, I am able to run
fetchmail, and it shows all the nice messages coming down and going
somewhere, but then I am at a loss to figure out where they go or if
procmail is running/correctly. I understand that normally the messages
should be handed off to procmail to be delivered to the system mailbox.
I am working slowly through the procmail material in man and FAQ's,
etc. I have made a stab at a ~/.procmailrc file and a ~/.forward file
from the examples in the procmail/doc directory, but that hasn't made
any difference so far. There is mention of /etc/procmailrc and
/var/spool/mail/$USER.lock files, which don't yet exist. Should I make
them? What should I try next? Where are my lovely messages
disappearing to? BTW, if I type locate mailqueue, I get a message that
I have mail in /var/spool/mail/$USER.
Netscape mail works OK, but I want to do things the hard way, or the way
that gives me more control and choice.
Thanks! Don J.
My dual-boot system
Works better than
my Z, and isn't as greasey.
Do good stuff!
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