Mail command hangs
command hangs when a user tries to read mail, check the following:
Verify that the user's mailbox exists in the
Unless your system was configured differently as described in
``Specifying the location of user mailboxes'',
the /usr/spool/mail directory should contain a file
for each user who receives mail.
Make sure that the owner and group ID of the
/usr/spool/mail directory is mmdf.
Make sure that the mailbox is not too large (1000 messages
is regarded as too large).
Check for these lock files:
user_name is the user's account name.
If a lock file is found, remove it with this command:
Mailbox locking problems
Unable to reply to mail from a Micnet host
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