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Old 01-09-2018, 05:23 PM   #1
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SquirrelMail root login


Hello,

I have setup postfix,dovecot and squirrelmail and have configured it. I am able to login to squirrelmail and view emails of every user on the server except the user root.

Is root even allowed to login to squirrelmail to view its emails?
Can i configure something to allow root to login?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Thank you
 
Old 01-09-2018, 05:28 PM   #2
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The email for root is usually redirected to administrators user account.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 09:42 AM   #3
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The email for root is usually redirected to administrators user account.
So there is no root login is what your saying? If roots email is redirected to admin account, where is that set? any references?
 
Old 01-10-2018, 10:51 AM   #4
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Easiest way is to use ~/.forward file. There may be other ways, depending on your setup.
This is the cornerstone of computer security. Rights should not be elevated in vain. Reading mail does not require elevated rights. Furthermore, running any GUI as root, in particular web accessible, is a potential security risk.
 
  


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