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Where do i find incoming emails?, i mean in their txt format, i have search in /var/spool/postix/incoming but the folder is always empty. ubuntu 10.04.4

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provide proper info of user for which you want to find mails first? –  user128296 Sep 13 '12 at 11:33
    
A user who has a email account on the server, what else could it be? –  user1649238 Sep 13 '12 at 12:17

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What exactly do you mean by "incoming e-mails"? Postfix either forwards mail (if it's not the final destination for that mail), or delivers it to a mailbox (if it is the final destination). How and whereto the delivery happens is defined in your Postfix configuration. Show the output of postconf -n if you want someone to look at it.

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here is my output: pastebin.com/bLDkFnJP –  user1649238 Sep 13 '12 at 14:56
    
From your config: mail_spool_directory = /var/spool/mail. That's where your local mailboxes are. –  Ansgar Wiechers Sep 13 '12 at 17:13
    
ok, so "mail" is a symbolik link, if i dowload it a named 'storage' folder is created on my desktop with inside a mail folder but nothing inside it. –  user1649238 Sep 13 '12 at 18:10
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Use ls -l /var/spool/mail to find out where the symbolic link points to. Then check that location. –  Ansgar Wiechers Sep 13 '12 at 18:29
    
ok , so i got: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 5 2010 mail -> ../mail now this mail folder it points: it has inside one file that shows as type binary on my sftp and if i download it a "storage" folder is created on my desktop with no emails inside. –  user1649238 Sep 14 '12 at 6:23

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