Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail?

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Thu Aug 30 16:13:58 UTC 2007

Hi Everyone,
I no longer get root mail since upgrading to Feisty
using Postfix default installation and installing
Mutt(not auto installed).
Have tried dpkg-reconfigure Postfix a couple of times
using "local" and "network"(I think, the last choise
anyway) with no joy.  Running Mutt as user assigned to
receive root mail says "/var/mail/<user> is not a
mailbox."  In the past with several versions of Debian
and Ubuntu versions, the default setups have always
given me "root Mail" but not now and I don't know much
about Linux mail systems. I use Yahoo web mail for all
personal email so I don't think I really need Postfix
but would still like to get root mail.  Any
suggestions on how to fix is appreciated?

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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