Title: pam_mail Author: [see the "AUTHOR" section] Generator: DocBook XSL Stylesheets v1.78.1 <http://docbook.sf.net/> Date: 09/19/2013 Manual: Linux-PAM Manual Source: Linux-PAM Manual Language: English
NAMEpam_mail - Inform about available mail
- pam_mail.so [close] [debug] [dir=maildir] [empty] [hash=count] [noenv] [nopen] [quiet] [standard]
If the mail spool file (be it /var/mail/$USER or a pathname given with the dir= parameter) is a directory then pam_mail assumes it is in the Maildir format.
- Indicate if the user has any mail also on logout.
- 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 directory.
- Also print message if user has no mail.
- Mail directory hash depth. For example, a hashcount of 2 would make the mail file be /var/spool/mail/u/s/user.
- Do not set the MAIL environment variable.
- 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 "empty".
MODULE TYPES PROVIDED
The session and auth (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>.