When you create a new email account and try to fetch emails from it (with POP3/IMAP) you will probably get error messages saying that the Maildir doesn’t exist. The Maildir is created automatically when the first email arrives for the new account. Therefore it’s a good idea to send a welcome email to a new account.
First, we install the mailx package:
yum install mailx
To send a welcome email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we do this:
You will be prompted for the subject. Type in the subject (e.g. Welcome), then press ENTER, and in the next line type your message. When the message is finished, press ENTER again so that you are in a new line, then press CTRL+D:
[root@server1 ~]# mailx email@example.com Subject: Welcome <-- ENTER Welcome! Have fun with your new mail account. <-- ENTER <-- CTRL+D EOT [root@server1 ~]#