--- Leonard Chatagnier <lenc5570@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> > Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > > Hi Everyone,
> > > I no longer get root mail since upgrading to
> > Feisty
> > > using Postfix default installation and
> > > Mutt(not auto installed).
> > > Have tried dpkg-reconfigure Postfix a couple of
> > times
> > > using "local" and "network"(I think, the last
> > choise
> > > anyway) with no joy. Running Mutt as user
> > assigned to
> > > receive root mail says "/var/mail/<user> is not
> > > mailbox." In the past with several versions of
> > Debian
> > > and Ubuntu versions, the default setups have
> > always
> > > given me "root Mail" but not now and I don't
> > much
> > > about Linux mail systems. I use Yahoo web mail
> > all
> > > personal email so I don't think I really need
> > Postfix
> > > but would still like to get root mail. Any
> > > suggestions on how to fix is appreciated?
> > >
> > > Leonard Chatagnier
> > > lenc5570@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > As root (go through the sudo -i process)
> > a file called
> > /root/.forward containing the address to which you
> > want root's mail sent.
> Ok, thanks for the reply but don't understand above.
> I could do: sudo -i process(literal) and enter a
> "/root/.forward" and hit enter; is that right? Then
> how do I enter the address to send root mail to?
> username@what,where? Ubuntu is the machine name. Is
> that what goes afer the "@"? Sorry to be so dumb
> never used the process command before.
> > And/or...
> > Edit /etc/aliases to add: root:
> > myname@xxxxxxxxxx
> I have in /etc/aliases "root: <username>" but no
> address. I know myname is bound to be my username
> because that's who root mail goes to. What about
> "mymail.com"? Is that to be literal or just what?
> I did say I know very little about linux internal
> protocol and have always just answered to "install"
> "-reconfigure" questions in the past and it just
> worked for root mail. The questions asked in Feisty
> are somewhat different now? Some clarification is
> Thanks for your reply.
> > I've seen the arguments for using both,
> > actually; it's not a bad idea...
> > - --
> Leonard Chatagnier
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