you've got mail

James Drabb JDrabb at tampabay.rr.com
Sat Nov 2 05:43:29 PST 2002


On Sat, Nov 02, 2002 at 09:32:36AM +0100, Erika Pacholleck wrote:
> [02.11.2002] Erika Pacholleck <-- :
> > [01.11.2002] James Drabb <-- :
> > > How do I get rid of the the annoying "you've got mail" message?
> > > 
> > > I changed /etc/login.defs to have MAIL_CHECK_ENAB     no
> > > but I still get that silly message.
> > 
> > Did you logout and login again? It should be gone then.
> 
> Addition, just in case it is still there, sorry I forgot you might
> have something set here.
> Make sure bash does not have any mail information:
> 
> unset MAIL MAILPATH    # has precedence over MAILCHECK
> export MAILCHECK="-1"  # anything <= zero
> 
> Definitly all I know how to get rid of it.
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> Erika ...---...: pacholleck at nexgo dot de
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I made the changes in login.defs but still have MAIL defined.  Does
mutt need those shell variables?

Jim Drabb
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James Drabb JR
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Darden Restaurants
Business Systems
JDrabb at Darden.com

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