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[Discuss] Mailcheck not showing new mail

Bill Horne wrote:
> I'm calling "mailcheck -cs " from my login script...

I presume this mailcheck:

(There seem to be several tools with that name.)

> ...but it is reporting "No new mail" when it shouldn't be.
> You have new mail in /var/mail/moder8
> moder8 at telecom:~$ mailcheck -cs
> No new mail.
> My .mailcheckrc file has my home mailbox listed.

The first message, presumably produced by 'mail', is reported on your
spool file, not Maildirs in your home directory. You say .mailcheckrc
specifies your "home mailbox." What exactly do you mean by that?

To match 'mail' I'd expect it to be:

Also check to see if /etc/mailcheckrc exists and see what it points to.
(If it does not already, it should probably contain a path, as I show
above, that matches the convention of where inboxes are stored on your


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