MAIL(I) 10/25/72 MAIL(I) NAME mail - send mail to another user SYNOPSIS mail [ -yn ] mail letter person ... mail person DESCRIPTION Mail without an argument searches for a file called mailbox, prints it if present, and asks if it should be saved. If the answer is y, the mail is renamed mbox, otherwise it is deleted. Mail with a -y or -n argument works the same way, except that the answer to the question is supplied by the argument. When followed by the names of a letter and one or more people, the letter is appended to each person's mailbox. When a person is specified without a letter, the letter is taken from the sender's standard input up to an EOT. Each letter is preceded by the sender's name and a postmark. A person is either a user name recognized by login, in which case the mail is sent to the default working directory of that user, or the path name of a directory, in which case mailbox in that directory is used. When a user logs in he is informed of the presence of mail. FILES /etc/passwd to identify sender and locate persons mailbox input mail mbox saved mail SEE ALSO login(I) BUGS The mail should be prepended rather than appended to the mailbox. The old mbox should not be destroyed when new mail is saved.