"you have mail", how to check?


on an ee stack (ubuntu 14.04) i am noticing I have mail (it says “you have mail” in the terminal). But unlike other VPS’s I manage, when i type the command mail all i get in return is the the text ~mail

how do we check the terminal for mail?


On Linux based system, mail are sent to users by system for certain events, like failed cron, some successfull/error message, system events etc. This mail are stored to file /var/mail/ If you are on root, then you can read the mails by reading file

cat /var/mail/root


Hello @datagroove

It’s been a long time, and we haven’t heard from you. It looks like your issue is resolved.

I am closing this support topic for now. Feel free to create a new support topic if you have any queries further. :slight_smile: