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On my computer, mail is stored in ~/Mailbox, not in a centralized directory. Is there a way to get bsd-mailx to read mail from there, instead of looking in /var/mail?

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You can change the location of the mailbox in two ways. The first is using the MAIL environment variable:

export MAIL=$HOME/Mailbox

The other method is to use the -f option to mailx to specify a mbox file manually:

mailx -f ~/Mailbox
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