> I'm a new user of an Indigo2 running IRIX6.2 and I've got a problem with
> setting up the mail system. Root can send mail, but does not receive
> mail. Mail directed to 'root' ends up in the 'guest' account. I think
> there should be a simple fix, but I haven't found it. I'd appreciate
> some help. Thanks.
> Barry Lesht
Are you using mediamail? Under media mail when you use it for the
first time there's a window that pops up asking if you want large
messages to be split. There seems to be a bug in there somewhere
because under 6.2 if you tell it to split long messages it then
proceeds to send all mail addressed to root to the guest account.
I've seen this happen on a couple machines. Haven't found a patch
or workaround for it. The only solution I'm aware of is to not enable
the option to split large messages or to use a different mailer.
Raven Tompkins (a quiescent assemblage of molecules)