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how big does this get?
Authored by: ClarkGoble on Apr 04, '01 09:18:53PM

Weird question. Since most regular users will never log in as root, how big will this mail file get? It seems like unless they have something deleting old mail regularly that the file will get quite large.

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not very big
Authored by: robh on Apr 05, '01 11:48:16AM

Most users won't have the machine switched on overnight when the cron jobs run, so I doubt it'll be a problem for the majority of users.

The nightly mail takes about 1k of diskspace. Add on the weekly and monthly checks and the mailbox shouldn't grow by more than 0.5Mb a year if left unread.

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how big does this get?
Authored by: klktrk on Apr 19, '02 01:07:24PM

By default, the Mac OS X system is set up to forward all of root's mail to /dev/null, which is UNIX speak for "send it out into the void."

There is no mail buildup.

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