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Re: OT: Use Thunderbird to pick up ROOT Mail?

Ed Greshko wrote:
Mike McCarty wrote:

I'd like to configure Thunderbird (and/or /root/.forward) so
that e-mail to root shows up in my INBOX, and a filter automatically
puts it into a Thunderbird folder (root). So far, I have not been
successful in this. I have Thunderbird pulling using POP from my
ISP. Anyone have advice?

Need some clarification.....

You want to "root" on your system to be sent to your INBOX on your system?
Is that part of the goal?  If that is the case, then wouldn't the aliases
file be of value to you?

# Person who should get root's mail
#root:          marc


That's partway there. As you know, there are various services
which send e-mail to root on Linux machines. I never log in
as root, and only use root privilege (via su - or sudo) a few
times a month. As a result, I have a backlog of unread messages
which I feel guilty about not reading, but which I also don't
want to read with "mail".

I can use /root/.forward to forward them to my normal user
on my machine, but then I'm still stuck. I don't use mail,
or anything like that, actually to read mail, not only because
the tools are so terrible, but because I don't run a mail server.
I use Thunderbird to pull from my ISP using POP.

I'd like to be able to get my root mail in my inbox, and have
it stuck into a folder in my regular e-mail.

I'm sure there must be a way to do that, but I don't know what
it might be.

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