Originally posted by nepcw
I have a dedicated server with a company and I have setup multiple sites on it. They all have mail servers on them and I can get mail from them no problem.
The address to the main server is server1.nepcw.com and I have tried every combo I can think of to download the root mail but no luck.
I can get mail from nepcw.com no problem, im just stuck getting the mail from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does this mean that main server doesnít have mail server on it? Im just a confused newbie.
Can you download the messages of another user from server1.nepcw.com
if not then it does not have the proper daemons. another way to check is telnet/ssh/login to the server and type
ps ax |grep pop3 and ps ax |grep imap
if anything (other than grep pop3 or grep imap) is displayed for either of those then you have the proper server
if something is displayed then you have the proper daemon running but probably cannot log in as root to the mail server.
but if you can receive email you probably have sendmail running, so you can forward the emails to another address/account
edit ~root/.forward and put another email address in there, then all emails will automatically be moved to a different account/address (they will not appear in the inbox of root)
so you could put your email address in the ~root/.forward and then all messages to root will be forwarded to your email address