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The file dead.letter keeps appearing in my home folder. I want to know what process is responsible for this, but there is no information on the creator of a file in the file itself. However, I believe it should be possible for it's creation to recored in the log somewhere on the system.

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dead.letter is created by the mail utility when it is interrupted while sending an email.

You may avoid creating these by adding set nosave in ~/.mailrc.

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