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Old 07-06-2004, 07:18 AM   #1
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forward mail for root

in the shell i can type "mail" for read the mails that has been sent to root, but how can i forward these mails, so i dont need to login with root ro read them. Im using sendmail+imap, and want all mails that a sent to root@localhost to bed sent to

thanks for helpin!

Old 07-06-2004, 02:07 PM   #2
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You should be able to edit /etc/aliases and create a line like:

Then rebuild the aliases database with:


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