a user on IO, you automatically have e-mail privileges. Your e-mail address
In other words, if your user name is
your e-mail address is
Anyone on the Internet can send mail to
and you'll get it here.
you have a PPP account, you can use
read mail and send e-mail.
read your mail, or to send mail to others, you need to use a ``mailer''
known as a mail
on the 'net.
forward your mail to another address, you need a
mail and news agents will automatically append a
to your outgoing mail and news postings.
you will be unable to read mail for a while, you may want to create a
file for your account.
have installed an automated spam killer on the system here at IO. Visit our
setup instructions and a list of all blocked domains.
create a file called .killfile
your home directory. Add the domain name of any known spam house to this .killfile
and you'll never have to read those spams again! Please note that you will
a mail message if it contains a line in this file, so be careful what you put
in your .killfile! We are not responsible for mail you lose yourself. :-)
you'll need to regularly trim the logfile (called 'proclog' or 'killfile.log')
or it will take up disk space. Simply removing the file is sufficient.
word of Warning!
a line in your .procmailrc file such as:
? /usr/bin/fgrep -i -f ~/.killfile
a blank line in your .killfile
(all e-mail recieved) will produce a valid condition.
if the procmail rule sent matching conditions to /dev/null then all e-mail
was sent to /dev/null.
Message: "Kernel-lock failed"
the procmail man page:These
errors are caused by a problem with the current version of the kernel on our
mail server. Hopefully, this will be fixed in a future update. For now, they're
harmless and do not indicate impending doom or inflated petroleum prices.
Kernel-lock failed While trying to use the kernel-sup-
ported locking calls, one of them
failed (usually indicates an OS er-
ror), procmail ignores this error
Kernel-unlock failed See above.