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



Tim wrote:
> Tim: 
>>> 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.
> 
> 
> Ed Greshko:
>> Then you missed several exchanges....
> 
> I can imagine missing seeing it buried in the mire of everything else,
> but if it'd appeared several times I think I would have seen it.  Mi

Well since I wrote it...I know you missed it.  :-)

> 
>>> 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.
> 
> If so, most likely for the reason that I last mentioned.  If it tries
> sending it out as root localhost, or coming from any other non public
> domain name, many external SMTP servers will reject it as part of their
> anti-spamming handling.  Mike would need to configure his SMTP server
> not to do that.
> 
> Though, as he said, sending out a list of your problems to an outside
> server isn't the best of things to do.  It would be better to keep that
> all in-house.
> 


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