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



Tim wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 10:45 -0400, Jacques B. wrote:
>> Your solutions are either to setup a root cron job that runs a script
>> that copies the root mail file to a new name where a local user has
>> priviledge to read it (I copied it over and then did a send/receive
>> and got all of root's mail).  Or you could create a new group and add
>> your unpriviledged user to it and then change ownership/priviledge on
>> the root mail file to allow that group to be able to read it. 
> 
> I haven't seen anybody mention the easy way:  Read your /etc/aliases
> file, and put your username down the bottom where it gives you the
> example of how to direct mail from root to another user, then run the
> newaliases command that it tells you about at the top of that file.

Then you missed several exchanges....

> e.g. root: mike
> 
> Or you can do it as
>   root: Mike McCarty sbcglobal net
> if your SMTP server sends with a real domain name.

The OP had problems with that as it wouldn't go out for some reason.


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