[CentOS] No "you have new mail" message on login

Ian Masters ian at acces.co.jp
Tue Mar 30 07:03:52 UTC 2010


To answer my own mail ...

I've never had to do this before but this is what did the trick to show mail on
login and ssh login:

/etc/pam.d/login - add the following line:
session    optional     pam_mail.so standard

/etc/pam.d/sshd - add the following line:
session    optional     pam_mail.so standard noenv

For anyone who's interested.


> I have a few servers running CentOS release 5.4 (Final) and none of them are
> displaying a "you have new mail" message on login.
> 
> I've asked Professor Google but he is strangely silent. Have I neglected an
> important setting? I thought this was a default on most linux ditributions.
> 
> Any help much appreciated.
> 
> Ian
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