How to read email received on a Debian server
? to figure out commands to use.
But there are better ways to read the mail. As noted earlier,
mailx is an improved version. Even more user-friendly are mutt, cone and (al)pine. All of these are packaged by Debian and can be installed by apt-get
I find the mail program difficult to use. The mail is stored in a flat file, so I use
vi /var/spool/mail/user and manage it there.