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flylehe
September 6th, 2009, 12:35 AM
Hi,
I just learned to use finger command. Its output for mail confuses me:


New mail received Mon Aug 31 00:00 2009 (EDT)
Unread since Mon Jul 6 00:00 2009 (EDT)

I never use evolution or any software to check my emails. I only open webpages to access them. How to explain and check the "New mail" shown by finger?
Thanks and regards!

jpeddicord
September 6th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Hi,
I just learned to use finger command. Its output for mail confuses me:

I never use evolution or any software to check my emails. I only open webpages to access them. How to explain and check the "New mail" shown by finger?
Thanks and regards!

Run `mail`. Does anything come up?

flylehe
September 6th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Thanks! I see. I set up cron jobs, so everytime it does some job, it will mail me.
So this mail is not for emails, right? Only for system notification?

jpeddicord
September 6th, 2009, 12:54 AM
Thanks! I see. I set up cron jobs, so everytime it does some job, it will mail me.
So this mail is not for emails, right? Only for system notification?

Technically those notifications *are* email, but unless you have a SMTP daemon (eg, postfix) installed they won't be sent or received outside of your system.