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pam_mail - Inform about available mail
- pam_mail.so [close] [debug] [dir=maildir] [empty] [hash=count] [noenv] [nopen] [quiet] [standard]
- Indicate if the user has any mail also on logout.
- Print debug information.
- Look for the users' mail in an alternative location defined by FCmaildir/<login>F. The default location for mail is FC/var/mail/<login>F. Note, if the supplied FCmaildirF is prefixed by a '~', the directory is interpreted as indicating a file in the user's home directory.
- Also print message if user has no mail.
- Mail directory hash depth. For example, a hashcount of 2 would make the mail file be FC/var/spool/mail/u/s/userF.
- Do not set the MAIL environment variable.
- Don't print any mail information on login. This flag is useful to get the MAIL environment variable set, but to not display any information about it.
- Only report when there is new mail.
- Old style "You have..." format which doesn't show the mail spool being used. This also implies "empty".
MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
- Memory buffer error.
- Badly formed arguments.
- User not known.
Add the following line to FC/etc/pam.d/loginF to indicate that the user has new mail when they login to the system.
session optional pam_mail.so standard
pam_mail was written by Andrew G. Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Time: 05:34:28 GMT, December 24, 2015