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How can I prevent the “You have mail.” message from displaying every time I open the Terminal

Every time I open the Terminal, I get the "You have mail." message, but I do not have any mail. When I run MAIL it reads, "No mail for myusername". I have tried several methods to prevent this from ...
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How do I set up the Unix 'mail' command?

I've had a look on Google and the man pages for mail, but I can't figure out how to set it up. All I want to do is set up my email address so that I can send email via the terminal. How do I do that?
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Safely get rid of “You have new mail in /var/mail” on a Mac?

I was messing around with sendmail in Rails a year ago and have had this message popping up in the terminal after every command ever since: You have new mail in /var/mail/Lance How do I properly ...
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Terminal mail delivery delay in Mac OS X

I'm using mail from the Mac OS X terminal to send the results of a database query to me via email. Most of the time it works, but sometimes there is a long delay before the mail arrives (often when ...
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Why does terminal say: “You have mail”?

Any idea why my Mac terminal says: You have mail in /var/mail/lofye How can I make it stop saying that every time I open terminal?
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Using public terminals to login your personal credentials

Do you trust public terminals? If you need to check your email, and you have no other option then to use public terminal near by, would you still use it? Is there any way to protect your self from ...