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Unable to access current user's mailbox.

In any non-root account, whenever I enter mail, it gives me:
Code:
/var/spool/mail/root: Permission denied

I am not logged in as root, why is mail accessing root's mailbox ?

I am unable to enter the currently logged in user's mailbox.

Any help is appreciated Smilie
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For some reason the MAIL variable seems to be wrong. Are you using "su" instead of "su -" to change from root to the user? If not I would check the various profile/rc files that set those variables for odd stuff like hardcoded "root".
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Originally Posted by Walter Misar
For some reason the MAIL variable seems to be wrong. Are you using "su" instead of "su -" to change from root to the user? If not I would check the various profile/rc files that set those variables for odd stuff like hardcoded "root".
Wow thanks for the advice, it is spot on. I used su instead of su - . I fogotten that it will affect the environment variables.Smilie
 

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