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No messages in /var/mail/ in Mint 13

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:41 pm
by mark1mint
I've realized that,unlike Ubuntu to which I'm used,in Mint 13 I have no mail at all in /var/mail/,the directory is actually empty.
Is this by default,or have I inadvertently stopped some service and/or removed some package?

Re: No messages in /var/mail/ in Mint 13

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:41 pm
by kyphi
Yes, /var/mail is empty. If you are using Thunderbird then your mail would be in .thunderbird in your home directory.

Re: No messages in /var/mail/ in Mint 13

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:33 am
by mark1mint
I should have specified that I was not referring to the actual mail client directory:I was thinking about the system messages like security warnings (like for instance wrong passwords),cron job reports and rkhunter reports that Ubuntu and Debian log to /var/mail/user and /var/mail/mail.

Re: No messages in /var/mail/ in Mint 13

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:15 am
by kyphi
For those events look in /var/log.