pam_mail - Inform about available mail
[close] [debug] [dir= maildir] [empty] [hash=count] [noenv]
[nopen] [quiet] [standard]
The pam_mail PAM module provides the "you have new mail" service to
the user. It can be plugged into any application that has credential or
session hooks. It gives a single message indicating the newness
mail it finds in the user's mail folder. This module also sets the PAM
environment variable, MAIL
, to the user's mail directory.
If the mail spool file (be it /var/mail/$USER or a pathname given with the
parameter) is a directory then pam_mail assumes it is in the
Indicate if the user has any mail also on
Print debug information.
Look for the users' mail in an alternative
location defined by maildir/<login>. The default location for mail is
/var/mail/<login>. Note, if the supplied maildir is prefixed by a '~',
the directory is interpreted as indicating a file in the user's home
Also print message if user has no mail.
Mail directory hash depth. For example, a
hashcount of 2 would make the mail file be
Do not set the MAIL environment
Don't print any mail information on login.
This flag is useful to get the MAIL environment variable set, but to
not display any information about it.
Only report when there is new mail.
Old style "You have..." format which
doesn't show the mail spool being used. This also implies
(on establishment and deletion of
credentials) module types are provided.
Memory buffer error.
Badly formed arguments.
User not known.
Add the following line to /etc/pam.d/login to indicate that the user has new
mail when they login to the system.
session optional pam_mail.so standard
pam_mail was written by Andrew G. Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>.