Problem with s-nail

Posted December 27, 2020 2.3k views

I followed all the steps, but when type “s-nail” show me this message

s-nail: /home/myuser/Maildir: Is a directory

If I type “sudo s-nail” this message

s-nail: /var/mail/root: No such entry, file or directory
s-nail version v14.9.15. Type `?’ for help
(Currently no active mailbox)
No more mail.

What can I do?

edited by bobbyiliev
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Hi there,

This is normal and may only appear when sending this first message. You can check to make sure the directory was created by looking for your ~/Maildir directory:

ls -R ~/Maildir

If you do not see the cur, new, tmp directories in there, make sure to create them:

mkdir -p ~/{cur,new,tmp}

For more information make sure to check this tutorial here:


by Justin Ellingwood
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Postfix is a popular open-source Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) that can be used to route and deliver email on a Linux system. It is estimated that around 25% of public mail servers on the internet run Postfix. In this guide, we'll teach you how to get up and running quickly using the Postfix mail server.


mkdir -p /home/sammy/Maildir/{cur,new,tmp}