On 7 Aug 2001, at 20:43, Tim Holmes wrote:
That's a mutt issue. It does that when you first run mutt. Usually you
will get a message that says, "Would you like to create $HOME/Mail?"
Then it finds $MAIL for you and opens.
If there is no $MAIL, it will complain. Mutt is very 'advanced' and
very primative at times as well. If not configured/customized correctly
it will cause core dumps. (If you have a line in your .muttrc that it
doesn't like it will cause a core dump. I've had this problem. The
people working on mutt think that if you're advanced enough to be
writing your own .muttrc then it's not a bug they should fix! :0)
So, what I usually do when I create a new user, is as that user, I just
If you then do a ls -la $MAIL it will show that the file is there, but
it's size is 0. Open up mutt and the error message will be gone. This
doesn't have anything to do with procmail, or a "From" line.
It actualy was the missing "From" line.
I've just downloaded pine to compare with mutt. It supose to be more friendly
for new users.
I would also recommend you create your own user, and NOT user the root
user as a day to day email account.
Why is it so bad to use root as a user? It's suppose to be security issue.
And one last suggestion if I may, do a search for a local Linux Users
Group. (LUG) They are a HUGE source of information for new users, as
well as local people who have meetings and discuss technical issues. I
find they are very helpful because they know of local hardware stores
where to get good deals on hardware and software. As well as local
places that offer support! If all else fails, some of the people on
the list can meet some place and then help you fix your problem.
Try that URL to find a LUG near you. If that doesn't bring anything
back, try a search on your favorite search engine.
Thnx for the info. I'm new to linux, so information abaut surces of information
for new users is quite usefull ;)
Sorry for wasting your tiame and filling your mailboxes. I've got lots of info,
certainly more then I expectet and I'm very greatfull.
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