Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail?

Hal Burgiss hal at
Fri Aug 31 10:54:16 UTC 2007

On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 10:41:10PM -0700, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > 
> Thanks Hal, for the clarification. sudo postalias
> /etc/aliases and sudo postfix reload all ran without
> error this time but running mutt still shows that:
> Mutt (no Mailbox) and /var/mail/lchata is not a
> mailbox.  Something else must be wrong but what could
> it be?

OK, here's what I would do next -- manually create mail and look at
the logs. Do ... 

$ echo hello there |mail -s lchata 

You might have to install the mailx package. This will generate a
mail. Then look at the mailbox. If no mail, look at postfix's logs.
This is what mine look like when root mail is redirected to my $USER

Aug 31 06:37:30 honey postfix/cleanup[30345]: A17B05C8249:message-id=<20070831103730.A17B05 C8249 at honey>

Aug 31 06:37:30 honey postfix/qmgr[26478]: A17B05C8249: from=<halb at>, size=276, n
rcpt=1 (queue active) 

Aug 31 06:37:30 honey postfix/local[30347]: A17B05C8249: to=<halb at>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=0.06, delays=0.04/0.01/0/0.01, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to mailbox)

Aug 31 06:37:30 honey postfix/qmgr[26478]: A17B05C8249: removed


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