Incoming Mail Announcement

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Tue Oct 2 21:27:28 PDT 2007

Rem P Roberti wrote:
> Hi Everyone.  More newbie stuff.  I finally got Mutt and 
> Getmail configured properly and everything is
> working great.  However...this dear woman keeps 
> intruding on my life to announce to me that I have 
> "incoming mail," and I have no idea about how to---
>  if you will excuse the expression---kill her.  A 
> heads up on this would be most appreciated.
> Rem 

And which "dear woman" is this?  And, if she is really
dear, you wouldn't dare to kill her!!!  :-D

Now, if you're actually talking about the shell, check
your shell resource files for the 'set mail' line.

On mine, it is:

	 set mail = (/var/mail/$USER)

Which I believe defaults to checking the mail every 5 minutes.
Change that to:

	 set mail = (86400 /var/mail/$USER)

     and the old lady will only nudge you once
each morning ;-)  Probably something a little smaller
would be best.

Kevin Kinsey
The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.
		-- Lenny Bruce

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