How to read system mail?

Kevin battdude at
Tue Oct 11 07:44:53 PDT 2005

On my system, I get the "You have mail" every time I log in as root, but
when I check, there is no mail. How do I fix this?

On 10/7/05, Dev Tugnait <dev at> wrote:
> type mail also check man mail...or if you have a mail server check
> /etc/aliases and route it to your user and read it through a client like
> mutt or pine
> * Mikael Backman (mback99 at wrote:
> > Hello.
> > This a really stupid question.
> > When I log in as root I keep getting messages from the system: You have
> mail.
> > But I don't know how to read them!

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