mailing list for mail/Mail/mailx

Clay Weber clay at
Sun Jun 30 01:49:08 UTC 2013

On Saturday, June 29, 2013 05:28:11 PM Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 29 June 2013 17:13:31 Gene Heskett did opine:
> Ping??
> > Hello all;
> > 
> > I'm on 10.04.4 LTS yet, and have a 'mail' problem, as it is either
> > sending to ~/dead.letter or straight into a /dev/null.  It did work a
> > year ago, and I have no clue when it stopped working because I had
> > temporarily stopped using the backup app, amanda, that used it.
> > 
> > Googling for mail's mailing list only gets me 20 some pages of people
> > trying to sell a mailng list, or how to setup mailman to run a list.
> > 
> > So, does anyone know where I can join the "mail" mailing list?
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > Cheers, Gene
> Well, since there seems not to be anyone knowledgeable about "mail-Mail-
> mailx (they are all the same ack the man page) and my install doesn't seem
> to even give me the responses that the manpage talks about, (-d does
> nothing, and -v for verbose has to be threatened to get any kind of a
> message out of it, none of which is the least bit useful for debugging.
> So now I am asking what I can install that replaces mail with a
> transparent, works like mail is supposed to, equivalent?  All I really need
> is to restore the ability of a process, running as any user, to send me a
> completion status msg.  Is the not such a beast?
> Thanks.
> Cheers, Gene

Mail is part of gnu mailutils
Don't see a list outside of one for bug reporting, but I have not delved too 

Clay Weber (claydoh)

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