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Old 02-04-2004, 07:33 PM   #1
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Sendmail forward

I have finally been able to get my sendmail to forward all mails from root on the server to another address and I have tested this by sending a message to and it forwarded it no problems

My problem is that there are 118 messages in /var/spool/mail/root and I want to know if there was any way I could get these messages forwarded some how cause I only have ssh access to the machince and reading mail with the mail command is not very easy.

Any ideas?
Old 04-21-2004, 10:13 AM   #2
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The easiest way of doing this is to send them to another local mailbox:

cat /var/spool/mail/root >>/var/spool/mail/<other user>

After confirming receipt of mail on this other user, you can rm /var/spool/mail/root.

I think to send these to a remote mailbox would require a program to read each individually and forward.


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