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Sometimes when I get out of X for some task or another I see the prompt "you have mail" . I can't remember how, but I was able to get a list of messages but had no idea how to look at them.


I assume these are messages from various processes, but I don't ever receive them. Is this simply the mechanism that puts things into the /var/log files? Or is there a way to look at these messages? I've just always been curious about that.

Usually mail is in text files in /var/mail/, just use your favorit editor to view them in an unpretty format, or install pine.

you can also just type mail and it should open your emails for you,

not sure if thats just slackware tho but give it a go :)

Or, mutt.