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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.

Whenever someone tells you to take their advice, you can be pretty sure
that they're not using it.

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