System Mailboxes

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Often, a directory like /usr/spool/mail or /usr/mail holds incoming messages for all users. This is the place where the inc and msgchk commands look. For instance, a user named ehuser would have a system mailbox named /usr/spool/mail/ehuser or /usr/mail/ehuser. Some system administrators install these mailboxes in each user's home directory and give them a name like .mailbox.

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This file is from the third edition of the book MH & xmh: Email for Users & Programmers, ISBN 1-56592-093-7, by Jerry Peek. Copyright © 1991, 1992, 1995 by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. This file is freely-available; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. For more information, see the file copying.htm.

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