Re: all my email vanished -- again
On Friday 02 December 2005 07:25, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> Yes, last night all the massages I had left in /var/mail/hendrik
> vanished *again*. Just like the night before. Of course, by the
> time I got to look at my mail, a few new ones had arrived.
> I'm starting to think it's not just a fluke.
This really makes me suspect a cron job gone awry. Check both your crontab
and root's, and check everything in /var/log/, too. Also, look closely at
applications that are running overnight.
If you shut down the computer overnight, and noticed your mail missing when
you booted up, then I would check shutdown and startup scripts
If you don't have any new mail yet, what's the modify date
of /var/mail/hendrik? It may give you a general idea of when this is
Hope that helps,