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As a normal user,is it possible to configure a unix system, so you can be notified when a new mail arrives on your account?
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Yes, under most Unix system the most simple way to receive notification is adding the command "/usr/bin/biff y" into your
profile, .cshrc depending on which shell you use. If your administrator has installed "elm", it does come with a new mail notifier called "newmail" so just run it from .cshrc or .profile, it will notify.

PS: The PATH of the commands above might change depending on Unix variant you use. For more help type "man biff" at the command line.
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Minh Lai
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