How to Delete Root Mails (Mailbox) File in Linux

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1 Response

  1. alex says:

    I would instead set a .forward in the root home directory to receive root emails on a real account. I think it is bad practice to delete these.

    What you miss could be :

    • security alerts
    • log reports / logwatch
    • updates notifications
    • system health alerts
    • misconfigured tasks error messages and so on.

    Sorry clearly, I’d rather redirect root email to a real mailbox than deleting it.

    Sure, if you first reach it and it is full, then you may need to empty it as a starting point.

    For console based email client, i also like mutt.

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