Originally posted by stefaandk
Thx, that should get me going, now in order for me to test this.
How can I force an event that would send mail to that root account?
No need to force an event. While logged into the system you are trying to configure, just send an e-mail to root. If you have configured /etc/aliases correctly, then the e-mail will be sent to the aliased account. Thus, when logwatch runs, the report will be sent to the aliased account.
[scowles@excelsior ~]$ mail root
This is a Test.