Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail?
ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Thu Aug 30 17:18:28 UTC 2007
Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> 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 sbcglobal.net
Did you configure postfix for Maildir instead of Mbox?
If not, check on that file, (/var/mail/<user>) (I'm assuming in this
case, the file path actually contains your username instead of <user>).
Make certain it exists and does not have permission issues.
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