I'm receiving "You have mail" messages and according to How to remove “You have mail” welcome message I should read my mail with
On Debian and derived distributions, you can use the
apt-file command to search for a package containing a file. Install
apt-get install apt-file) and download its database (
apt-file update, Ubuntu does it automatically if you're online). Then search for
apt-file -x search 'bin/mail$'
command-not-found package installed, if you type a command that doesn't exist but can be installed from the Ubuntu repositories, you get an informative message:
$ mail The program 'mail' can be found in the following packages: * heirloom-mailx * mailutils Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
If you're not after
mail-reader virtual package, so browse the list of packages that provide
mail-reader and install one or more that looks good to you (and doesn't use a GUI, if it's for a server).
mutt 's motto is “All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less.”, and I tend to agree, but in the end it's a very personal choice.
You may already have
Welcome to the world of choice. You can use pretty well any mail reader you choose.
emacs users can read mail from within their editor.
imap server and you can read your mail from your Windows PC, Mac, or other devices.
If you setup a
.procmailrc file then you may be able to forward your mail to another e-mail address and read it from there.