How to get mail to local destinations delivered?

Mike Chambers mike at
Sun Nov 11 13:23:18 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-11-11 at 11:26 +0000, Chris G wrote:
> 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.

Just edit /etc/aliases file and change the below lines..

#root:	marc


root:	chris

(Or replace chris with whatever username that you use on that same
machine.  You don't need the part, just username if it
belongs on that machine)

Also, run the command "newaliases" as root, after editing it.

Mike Chambers
Madisonville, KY

"The best lil town on Earth!"

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