Registered: January 2009
There seems to be a fairly wide-spread glitch going around on some Debian based systems.|
/var/mail is being given incorrect permissions causing the mail system to fail.
On my system the group of /var/mail was set to man.
Please confirm that your /var/mail has the following:
drwxrwsr-x root mail
If not use the following commands to correct it:
sudo chown root.mail /var/mail
sudo chmod 2775 /var/mail
Also, make sure your system is up to date.
[Updated on: Wed, 29 June 2011 16:51]