Re: Checking local mail with Icedove
On Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 04:08:20PM +0800, lina wrote:
> I just add an account via Edit --> Account settings --> Add other
> account --> Unix Mailspool (Movemail)
> But no mail shows up.
> There was nothing in /var/mail which is link to /var/spool/mail
That's perfectly logical. If there's no mail in the spool, it shouldn't
> Here is what I did:
> /var/spool/mail# ln -sf /home/lina/Maildir/* .
> :/var/spool/mail# ls
> cur new new.sbd tmp.msf Trash.msf Unsent Messages.msf
> cur.msf new.msf tmp Trash Unsent Messages
> :/var/spool/mail/new# ls -1 | wc -l
> There were 47 new emails, but
> $ mail
> No mail for lina
> and in icedove, there is still nothing.
I think Icedove is looking for an mbox file named "lina" in
/var/spool/mail. You would have to reconfigure your MDA to deliver
locally instead of to your Maildir directory in order for this to work..