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  Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 2
Subject:   Couldn't get the mail app to receive local Unix mail
Date:   2002-01-28 22:02:48
From:   chris_stone
Response to: Couldn't get the mail app to receive local Unix mail

My suggestion would be to first quit Mail.app. Then delete the UNIX:@ directory and create a new one with these commands from your account (not using sudo):


[localhost:~] mknight% rm -r Library/Mail/UNIX:@/
[localhost:~] mknight% mkdir Library/Mail/UNIX:@/


Then try setting up another local Unix account again.


For some reason, Mail.app will create its own and unusable Unix:@ *file* if a Unix:@ directory isn't yet there. This is why you need to make sure that directory exists *before* creating a local account in Mail.app.


Hope that helps!


--Chris


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  1. Couldn't get the mail app to receive local Unix mail
    2002-01-29 14:54:51  mknight [View]

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