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Old 04-01-2007, 11:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mail for root is dead.letter

I do not run my own mail server so my regular users system mail goes to ~/dead.letter which is fine, as it is mostly output from my own badly written shell scripts being run from cron.
I use Kmail to get my ISP mail via pop3, so far so good.
But for system mail to root it goes to /root/dead.letter and I miss important things and I have just lost my dyndns account because I did not see all the failure messages

So, how can I setup Kmail to get the root system mail when I am logged on as my regular user ?

I am running Gentoo.
Old 04-02-2007, 07:29 AM   #2
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how can I setup Kmail to get the root system mail when I am logged on as my regular user ?
I'm using Slackware and Sendmail, don't know if Gentoo will be similar. Make an email alias for root.
# vi /etc/mail/aliases
If not listed, make an entry like:
# Who gets root's mail.
root:  username
Update the file and send the username a test message.
# newaliases
# echo "test message" | mail root -s "test"
Check user's email for test message.
Old 04-09-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
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thanks, that was a major peice of the puzzle for me, the other one being I needed to install postfix.
works perfectly now.


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