Checking/managing /var/mail with either evolution or something similar

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at
Thu Jun 9 06:45:52 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 17:55 -0500, Charles Malespin wrote:
> Hi all, I am fairly new to linux and I still havent been able to figure
> out how to check and/or manage my var/mail/<usrname> . Is there some way
> that gives you an easier gui than the terminal? If there isnt can
> someone please do a step by step as to how to check and delete etc.
> messages there? I am using gkrellm and I see that I have messages, but I
> have no idea how to access them(if possible through gkrellm....) and the
> more steps the better! Thanks, Charles
If you're using Evolution, just create a new mail account and when asked
what type it's from the “Server Type:” drop-down menu, choose “Local
delivery” and select the “/var/mail/user_name” file.  That's all.


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