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Re: How to restart root sending emails?




Andy Smith <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Hi Sharon,
>
> On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 10:55:05AM +0000, Sharon Kimble wrote:
>> In an effort to get gnus to read root emails I've chowned
>> /var/mail/mail, added myself to the 'mail' group, changed the
>> permissions of /var/mail/mail, and generally frigged around with it.
>
> That is not a good way to go about achieving this.
>
> A better way to achieve the goal of being able to read emails to
> root would be to edit /etc/aliases so that it contains something
> like:
>
> root: sharon
>
> where "sharon" is your local user name.
>
> That would cause email for root to be redirected to your username
> where you could read it with your usual mail reading software. If
> you don't read email locally then you could probably instead send it
> to the email address you have used here:
>
> root: boudiccas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>> So how do I restart root sending logwatch etc again please?
>
> I would start by putting the correct ownership and permissions back
> on /var/mail/mail. It is normally owned by mail:mail with mode 0600.
>
> If that doesn't help, try looking at the logs of your mail server
> when you expect the emails to be sent. If using exim, that would be
> /var/log/exim4/mainlog and /var/log/exim4/paniclog.
>

Already done thanks Andy, and now that '/etc/alias' is changed I'm
getting all roots emails.

Thanks
Sharon.
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