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  1. #1
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    Aug 2006
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Mail forwarding from root

    Hi again,

    I'm trying to have all the root mails forward to my home email address, for ease of archiving etc.

    I've put a .forward file in the root folder, and chmod 677 on it. (Also tried chmod 600). The file contains my home email address.

    However! Can someone please tell me where to specify my SMTP details? Because naturally, the mails arent forwarding to me properly, since it has no idea where to get the smtp details from. I use SuSE 10.1.

    If there's anything else that I also need to do for it to work, please tell me

    Thanks guys.

    EDIT: Sorted it out. Was too much hassle doing the masquerading, so installed dovecot and am just POP3'ing my root mail off the server now..

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    Are you running Sendmail? If so, just take a look in your /etc/mail/aliases file, you specify in there where root's mail goes to. And dont forget to run 'newaliases' as root if you change it.
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