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Old 04-01-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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aliases issue using /etc/aliases

I am able to send a mail message to myself from a server without any problem...

But after I have updated /etc/aliases and added the line for all of root's mail to be routed to me....


and ran newaliases to implement it....

If I send a mail message to root, it does not get routed to my email...

Any suggestions ??
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You didn't say what smtp server you're using, but anyway did you restart it after running newaliases?
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Using sendmail (sendmail-8.13.1-3.3.el4)

The issue appears to be with the /etc/aliases, I've done a newaliases command and restarted sendmail but in the maillog file, outgoing mail is being sent to root, whereas, on working servers, the email address that is in the /etc/aliases file is being used, which is what I would expect to happen...
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do you see any pointers in the logfiles, if you sent the mail?


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