Disabling new mail notification
Q: How do I disable new mail arrival notification in slackware 10?
A: Some folks thought this was a bash notification and the profile command:
would prevent the alert. But it actually comes from the in.comsat service
running as a biff server. To turn off the alert in Slackware, have the user
issue this command:
A 'biff n' command is often included in the file .login or .profile to be
executed at each login. To disable system-wide, have the administrator
disable the in.comsat service (edit the /etc/inetd.conf).
see also "man biff"
9 Aug 2004