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Old 12-02-2004, 01:59 PM   #1
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receiving local mail from another pc on LAN?

Hey LQ,

I have a debian server that uses local mail as a medium for daemons to sends notes to root. Logcheck and tiger mostly. Since I don't use that box locally, I'd like to receive this mail on another pc on the LAN. I have samba installed so I did this on the server:

ln -sf /var/mail/drew /home/drew/lmail

I then configured Kmail to use this file as localmail on the client. It worked ok but only old mail is there, about 10 days old. The only thing I can do is ssh in and use the mail command. I don't really want to do this. How can I make this work without having a mail server?

Thanks, drew
Old 12-02-2004, 03:59 PM   #2
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How about sticking your normal email address in ~/.forward ?


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