"You have new mail" being displayed in Terminal?

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  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    On my iMac when I start up terminal this is displayed...
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    Why is that showing up and how do I stop it. It didn't always do that, and it doesn't do it on any of my other computers.

    --Thanks guys
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Those mail messages are usually produced by cron jobs.

    There is a mail command that you can use from the terminal to read them. It's not especially user friendly, but just press return at the mail prompt to read them, 'd' for delete, 'x' for exit. man mailx for more details.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like you have local mail from cron or some other program. I think you can just type "mail" and see what you have.
     
  4. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, I got into the Mail command but how do I delete the messages?
     
  5. savar macrumors 68000

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    when you're in mail, type something like "d 1" to delete message number 1, etc.
     

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