Sometimes when I open up a new terminal I see the following, notifying me there are new mails in my system mail box.
Last login: Tue Feb 28 18:57:43 on ttys006 You have new mail.
Just how to read those emails?
You can use “mailx”.
my_osx_box:~ birdchan$ mailx
This is a very linux like mail program, so don’t expect fancy controls. Below are some commands that are enough to get you through.
- h: lists the current emails in your mailbox, notice there is an ID before each email.
- NUMBER: Just type in the email ID and press enter, you will enter the reading mode. Then ENTER gets you to the next line, SPACE next page. Just like in MORE.
- d <num>: deletes the corresponding email.
- ?: Shows you all the commands