mailutils.conf syntax error

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mailutils.conf syntax error

#1 Post by marianogedisman »

Hello! Hope you're all having a good day.

I am having quite an interesting issue with Mailutils. When I run command `mail` or `mailx` I get the following error:

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:~$ mail
mail: /etc/mailutils.conf:24.1-16: syntax error
mail: Operation failed
This was working yesterday. Before doing a restart or shutdown, I wanted to know if there is indeed anything wrong with my .conf file, which seems to be ok?

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1 Default .mailrc# Default .mailrc
 2 # Set prompt string
 3 set prompt="& "
 4 # Indentprefix is used for quoting messages
 5 set indentprefix="> "
 6 # Assume 20 lines per screen
 7 set screen=20
 8 # Ask for CC before sending the message
 9 set askcc
10 # Use '.' to terminate composition of messages
11 set dot
12 # Emulate mailx's behaviour
13 #set mailx
14 # Preserve aborted messages in 'dead.letter'
15 set save appenddeadletter
16 # Hold read or saved messages in the system mailbox
17 set hold
18 # Display only these headers:
19 retain from to subject cc reply-to date
20 # Uncomment and set this to the list of your email addresses:
21 #alt none@none.org
22 # Set sendmail to the directory mandated by the FHS
23 set sendmail="/usr/sbin/sendmail"
24 # End of .mailrc
25

Excuse my noobity, but is `mailutils.conf:24.1-16: syntax error` indeed pointing me that the error is in line 24, column from 1 to 16?

BTW, I did a quoted Google search to try and catch this error, but surprisingly found nothing.
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