The other night I was messing around with the mail command on my setup because I wanted to send e-mails. Some how I made it so that every time I opened Terminal, it says “You have mail.” It was very annoying, but I did not know how to get rid of it. After about an hour of browsing google, all the links I found were too “techie” for me to understand. Finally I stumbled on this link:
It has a very simple explanation on how to deal with the mail command.
Here are the very basic, Hope it helps!
$ mail email@example.com Subject: Enter subject then press enter Type in message into this blank space. Type in as much as you want. To end this and get out of it, press CTRL+D EOT $ mail Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? for help. "/var/mail/test": 1 message 1 new >N 1 MAILER-DAEMON@test.lo Mon Nov 10 20:38 46/1840 "Undelivered Mail Retu" ? 1 ? delete 1 ? q $
Enter “mail” to get into the mail prompt.
When you are at the mail prompt, enter the number to read the mail.
“Delete X” – any number to delete the message.
“q” to quit.