SUMMARY: Can't delete mail messages.

From: Leif Neve (
Date: Tue Feb 22 1994 - 15:00:44 CST

Thanks to all who responded with help on this problem of failing to be
able to delete messages in one's mailbox using the /usr/bin/mail program.

I learned that there is a directory in /var/mail called :saved which had gotten removed
and was causing the problem. (THAT'S what that directory was! ;-) )

Several folks said to cease and desist in using /usr/bin/mail anyway. They
said to use /usr/bin/mailx which is a superior product. (And BTW, if you
are using /usr/ucb/mail, that points to /usr/bin/mailx. So they are one and
the same.)

Leif Neve

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