More Mutt, Root Mail, No Mailbox Stuff

Marius Gedminas marius at
Thu Nov 22 13:16:08 UTC 2007

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 01:59:01PM -0800, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> AGhhhhha! That's what I couldn't remember even though
> I've used it often lately. That fixed it; now getting
> the root mail I sent. Thanks very much for walking me
> throught it all again. However, why don't I see all
> the gutsy install messages I expected to see. Is it
> because the root:   username  was incorrect at the
> time and they are lost forever?

Probably.  I think the default timeout is something like 7 days; if a
message cannot be delivered after that time, it gets bounced; and if the
bounce message cannot be delivered, it is lost.

Not that there are any important messages sent to root in Ubuntu.  I see
only cron errors about minor things like broken symlinks to manual
pages, and sudo's messages about me mistyping my password.

Marius Gedminas
Look!  Before our very eyes, the future is becoming the past.
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