How to get mail to local destinations delivered?

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Mon Nov 12 16:43:13 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 13:51 +0000, Chris G wrote:
> The whole problem is that mail to 'root' or 'chris' or whoever on the
> local system fails to get delivered.

Just to be clear that it's failing delivery, and not a problem in
reading:  You've looked into the /var/mail/root and /var/mail/chris
files to see nothing being added?  (Use a text reader, like "less".)

Check /var isn't too full?  Show us the permissions and ownership of the
directory and files, include the SELinux contexts.

e.g. The outputs from:

df -h /var/mail
ls -ld /var/mail
ls -ldZ /var/mail
ls -l /var/mail
ls -lZ /var/mail

(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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