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Old 05-18-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
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Checking root's mail with ipop3


I'm afraid i'm a newbie to this so please excuse any obvious questions I might ask! I currently have ipop3 set up on a RH 9.0 machine. It lets me check the email of all users from outlook on windows perfectly - apart from root's mail.

Is there a config file where i can allow myself to do this, or a way that I can route root's mail to another user and check it that way?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Ben Hodgson.
Old 05-18-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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Hi Ben, and welcome to LinuxQuestions!

Checking root's mail is disabled by default on most distributions for security reasons, but you can indeed re-route root's mail to another user (that's how it's normally done). You will probably have a file called /etc/aliases or /etc/mail/aliases in which you can specify what user to send root's mail to.

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pico /etc/aliases did the job.

Thanks for you help. Issue resolved!


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