Re: How to restart root sending emails?
- Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:44:20 +0000
- From: Sharon Kimble <boudiccas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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. -- A taste of linux = http://www.sharons.org.uk TGmeds = http://www.tgmeds.org.uk DrugFacts = http://www.drugfacts.org.uk Debian 8.6, fluxbox 1.3.5-2, emacs 18.104.22.168
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