System mail

Rem P Roberti remegius at
Tue Aug 31 14:52:48 UTC 2010

>>>>    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/

You are quite right.  I was thinking more on the lines of having system 
mail read by Thunderbird.


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