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Old 02-21-2020
AIX mbox file

on AIX 7.1

Does anyone know mbox file ? What is it for? Should it have a fixed size? If become large how to resize?
The current content is:
From MAILER-DAEMON Fri Feb 21 13:19:27 2020
Date: 21 Feb 2020 13:19:27 +0100
From: Mail System Internal Data <MAILER-DAEMON@server>
Message-ID: <1582287567@server>
X-IMAP: 1582082091 0000000097
Status: RO

This text is part of the internal format of your mail folder, and is not
a real message.  It is created automatically by the mail system software.
If deleted, important folder data will be lost, and it will be re-created
with the data reset to initial values.

# 2  
Old 02-21-2020
Every user has a message box... If its growing its because the concerned user is not bothered in looking what he as received...
When I see such case I reset to 0...
Mostly used when you have batches running under your UID (cron or at...) and messages such as you had files open when shutdown or reboot etc...
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Old 02-21-2020
Use e.g. the mail / mailx command to read / delete the mails your user received.
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