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 Re: how to read root mail
Author: Dan 
Date:   02-01-07 22:44

Are you really logging in as root? Or logging in as your usual user and using su?

Regardless, I usually forward all mail for root to myself. An easy way to do this is /etc/mail/aliases. In there, you will find a commented out alias for root. Change it to yourself, like this:

$ grep root /etc/mail/aliases
root: dan

Then all mail for root on this machine will go to dan's account.

You could also specify, instead of just dan.

Depending on what mail server you are using, you need to invoke the changes you made to that file: newaliases is what you'd use on a default system. If using postfix, then postalias /etc/mail/aliases is what you want.


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 how to read root mail   new
cbrace 02-01-07 22:23 
 Re: how to read root mail   new
Dan 02-01-07 22:44 
 Re: how to read root mail   new
cbrace 02-01-07 23:12 
 Re: how to read root mail   new
Dan 03-01-07 00:32 
 Re: how to read root mail   new
cbrace 03-01-07 02:17 
 No getting mail for root   new
robi_cse2k 11-08-11 06:36 
 Re: No getting mail for root   new
Dan 11-08-11 11:50 
 Re: how to read root mail   new
Jim Trigg 19-01-07 19:25 

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