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How might you look at the last mail message someone sent you , without running the mail utility?
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Old 07-11-2001
You can edit or just view the mailbox for the user. This is normally located in spool directories such as /var/spool/mail or similar places. When you locate the mailboxes for your system, you can simply edit them using any text editor or view them using any file viewer (if you has appropriate access permissions).

Often, you can get to this directory by:

cd ~mail

...... this is possible because mail is often a user on UNIX systems.
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