How to get mail to local destinations delivered?

Chris G cl at
Sun Nov 11 12:17:03 UTC 2007

On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 09:01:23PM +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
>>> I do something a little more educational.
>>> What I do is, first, choose my own top level domain. You've already found 
>>> problems with using someone else's domain, such as your IAPs.
>> It isn't "someone else's domain", it's mine!  I have used a perfectly
>> good way of telling my domain's main host that there is a subdomain
>> elsewhere.
> Calm down, it's hard to tell from whois.
> I own (in various senses) several domains, but I don't use them my side of 
> my gateway to the Internet.
>> This is total overkill for my actual requirement (which maybe I
>> should have stated at the outset), I simply want mail to root on my
>> Fedora machine to get sent to me rather than having to become root to
>> read it.  No other mail is sent or read on this machine.
> Edit /etc/aliases
> run newaliases
But the real issue is that I can't find *any* address that delivers
mail locally.  Therefore whatever I put in /etc/aliases as the actual
recipient of root mail it fails.

Chris Green

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