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mail in /var/mail

In Mac OS X's Terminal, I see the following messages:

  You have mail in /var/mail/kite
You have new mail in /var/mail/kite

It's probably mail from cron jobs I sat up. How do I read my mail on Mac OS X? Do I use the It wants to set up POP and SMTP, which I do not want.

Chieh Cheng
Sat, 07 Feb 2009 21:28:48 +0000

try "mail -f /var/mail/kite" or just "less /var/mail/kite"

you can also try installing pine or elm.

Sat, 07 Feb 2009 22:14:18 +0000

Ok. Thanks. I see that there is a very rudimentary mail program that I can just run from the command-line.

Chieh Cheng
Sat, 07 Feb 2009 22:16:38 +0000

ya. go to terminal and type "mail".

Sun, 08 Feb 2009 15:25:24 +0000

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