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 of any 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
or a pathname given with the
dir= parameter) is
a directory then pam_mail assumes it is in the
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
Note, if the supplied
maildir is prefixed by a '~', the
directory is interpreted as indicating a file in the user's
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 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".
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
indicate that the user has new mail when they login to the system.
session optional pam_mail.so standard