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[Bug 557239] New: System mail constantly creates ~/Maildir but can not read from it
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  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:30:50 +0000
  • Message-id: <bug-557239-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>

Summary: System mail constantly creates ~/Maildir but can not
read from it
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.2
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Basesystem
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: vendion@xxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20091016 SUSE/3.5.4-1.1.2 Firefox/3.5.4

During installation I selected "recieves system mail" option for my user
account. Now some point in the night ~/Maildir is created and contains my
system mail but when I use the mail program all it says is that there is no
mail for my user.

vendion@Big-O:~> mail
No mail for vendion
vendion@Big-O:~> ls | grep Maildir
vendion@Big-O:~> ls Maildir/new

I may be wrong but shouldn't the Maildir be in /var/spool/mail/ instead of the
users $HOME?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set a user account to recieve system mail
2. Install/enable something that runs nightly and sends output through the
system mail, I have seccheck installed
3. try to read the mail generated the next day with the "mail" command
Actual Results:
Mail outputs "No mail for $USER"

Expected Results:
To be able to read the system mail

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