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Re: NEWBIE: unable to read mail

On Thu, Nov 16, 2000 at 10:43:56AM +0100, Sebastiaan wrote:

> > > I guess this is something elementairy, but after some installs and
> > > different configurations of my mailerdaemon (Postfix), I discovered that I
> > > am unable to read mail with pine (the Inbox keeps standing at 0 messages).
> > > Even when I stop Postfix. I guess there has been some change to the path
> > > where incoming mail is stored. Received mail does appear in /var/mail/.
> > > 
> > > Someone know how to fix this?
Normaly your incoming Mails are queued in /var/spool/mail/<user> (or related).
Try to open your User file with a normal editor like emacs.
I don't know where pine searches for the mailboxfile so you can check this.
Also interesting is with wich tool you get your mail?
I use fetchmail and I recomend to use it for everyone else. So try a
fetchmail -v.

> I also found out that when I log into my pop3 port (qpopper) and try to
> login, the daemon responds:
> -ERR maillock: cannot lock '/var/mail/sebas': !
> and closes the connection. The directory exists and I set all the
> permission bits, but it does not work. 
Could it be that there is a lockfile in the directory?


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