System mail

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Tue Aug 31 08:47:46 UTC 2010

  On 31/08/10 8:00 PM, perryh at wrote:
> Polytropon<freebsd at>  wrote:
>> On Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:59:46 -0700,
>> Rem P Roberti<remegius at>  wrote:
>>>    At this time system mail is being delivered to /var/mail/<user>,
>>> which is the normal way of doing things.  Is it possible to have
>>> system mail delivered to an email client, such as Thunderbird or
>>> Mutt?
>> No. Per definition, a mail client (mail user agent - MUA) can not
>> be the target of mail delivery ...
> Depending on what the OP had in mind, ports/mail/procmail might turn
> out to be (at least part of) a solution.

Actually Mutt can read directly from a mbox file like in /var/mail/

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