Bug 2356

Summary: mail misreports mail status on login.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Edward Rudd <urkle>
Component: mailxAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Edward Rudd 1999-04-24 19:17:47 UTC
I use pine for my root acount (system mail) and it keeps one
message in the /var/spool/mail/root file which says not to
delete as it hold configuration for the mail folder.
However, when I log in as root again It says I have meail
when I don't, I just have that message in the mail forlder
that say not to delete!!!!

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-11 15:38:59 UTC
Mailx checks for mail by looking at the time stamp on the
incoming mail folder. If you wish consistent behavior, then you
will need to use a single mailer consistently. There's no (easy) way
to resolve the conflicting behaviors of pine and mailx.