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Authored by: geoffsaulnier on Nov 16, '01 08:23:31AM

I fixed my with sendmail (mail in /var/mail/username) problem and have submitted a tip on that.

In testing the fix, I used sendmail to send myself mail from the local machine straight into /var/mail/geoff and noticed that this New Mail Chime workaround did not work for these. Why? Because mail send from the system does not always have an @ in the To: or From; fields.

To fix this, click on the Criteria Dropdown menu where you have To selected and chose Expert. In this screen, add a header called Message-Id and then select that instead of To in the Citeria section. That should now Chime for any kind of new mail.

To see this header, select a message and choose Message - Show All Headers. You will see that, even for systems messages, Message-Id contains @localhost or @hostname.

Geoff - Mac, *NIX, perl, hack!!

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