SUMMARY: mail: Cannot open savefile

From: Craig H. Barker (
Date: Thu Feb 06 1997 - 13:57:23 CST

Original question:

>Several of my users, including root, get the following message when checking
>and deleting their E-mail:
>mail: Cannot open savefile
>I have checked the directory permissions and cannot locate problem. I have
>looked through the doc set and find no references to this problem.
>Any ideas?


You must have a directory called /var/mail/:saved

This directory must have permissions of 775 and be owned by root and
be in the mail group.

Thank you to all who replied:
James Brigman
James Scobee
Charlie Mengler
Rasana Atreya
Rahul Roy
Val Ropa

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