Bug 2356 - mail misreports mail status on login.
mail misreports mail status on login.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mailx (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-24 15:17 EDT by Edward Rudd
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-11 11:38:57 EDT
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Description Edward Rudd 1999-04-24 15:17:47 EDT
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 11:38:59 EDT
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.

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