Webmail for local system mail

perryh at pluto.rain.com perryh at pluto.rain.com
Fri Nov 18 21:16:53 UTC 2011

Errol Sayre <esayre at olemiss.edu> wrote:

> Does anyone know of a webmail product that can provide access
> to local system accounts? Even if it's just a script that runs
> /usr/bin/mail on behalf of the user.
> I'd like a simple way to access local system emails without
> having to forward them to an actual mailbox somewhere.

Er, /var/mail/$USER _is_ "an actual mailbox".  Depending on what
mechanism the webmail client(s) use to access mailboxes, you might
need to install a POP or IMAP server.

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