View Full Version : Can someone tell me how to read internal emails

20th January 2008, 04:31 AM
Every so often I get internal emails but I don't know how to read them. Now, I just go to the var/spool/mail folder and just read the file. It's a bit of a pain to sift through the file so I was wondering if there's a program to read the emails and if so how do you set it up?


20th January 2008, 04:37 AM
Quick and simple way:
`mail` in console.

Or you can use your current client to read mbox mail (if it allows) or you can install terminal based mail client such as Mutt and use it for system mails.

20th January 2008, 04:57 AM
This link was posted by a forum member (marie@dk) who wrote this guide:

NerdGirl's guide to reading local mail (http://www.nerdgirl.dk/linux/fc8/localmail_read.php)

20th January 2008, 05:03 AM
You should be able to read local mail with any mail client, whether it's a GUI or console-style mail client. I use Alpine for that.