Re: Checking local mail with Icedove
On Friday 02,November,2012 11:18 AM, John L. Cunningham wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 01, 2012 at 04:36:13PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> This may or may not be a dumb question, but I would like to install logcheck on my local machine, and then view the emails it generates using Icedove. I guess I need a POP or IMAP server running, so my question is, which server should I install to access the emails that will be put into a maildir format, and how is it configured to accept connections locally only?
> I don't think you need to bother with POP or IMAP. It appears Icedove
> has an account type called "movemail" that you can point to
> Personally, I use good old /usr/bin/mail for this purpose.
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
Here is what I did:
/var/spool/mail# ln -sf /home/lina/Maildir/* .
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
No mail for lina
and in icedove, there is still nothing.
I don't know which parts is wrong here.
In syslog it showed me:
dove fetchmail: 22 messages (22 seen) for email@example.com at
pop.gmail.com (15228355 octets).
Strangely where are those 22 messages, seems I really mess up something
Thanks ahead for your suggestions,