On Tue, 2003-01-07 at 11:14, Adam Lofstedt wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stacy Olivas [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 1:41 PM
> > To: 'Adam Lofstedt'; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: RE: Redirecting root's email
> > In the /etc/aliases file look for the following lines:
> > # Pretty much everything else in this file points to "root",
> > so # you would do well in either reading root's mailbox or
> > forwarding # root's email from here.
> > # root: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > (should be at the top of the file.
> > make sure that you have a line in it like this (either
> > uncomment the line by remving the # or add a new line like:
> > root: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > save it and then run the "newaliases" command.. it will
> > rebuild the aliases database.
> > For more info, do a "man newaliases".
> > Of course, this only works *if* you have the sendmail daemon
> > running. <bg>
> > Enjoy!
> > -Stacy
> You must have missed the begning of this thread (before it got snipped
> anyway). I did that. Exactly as you suggested. This was of course the
> first thing I did. I also read man newaliases, and every other relevant
> man page I could find. I also tried putting a .forward file in root's
> home directory with my external email address in it.
> > Hi!
> > > I am having trouble redirecting root's email to an external email
> > > account. This is a 4.7-Release box with not very
> > modifications done
> > > to the standard installation.
> > > When I look at /var/spool/clientmqueue, it is full of
> > messages. Here
> > > is a snippet of one:
> > > MDeferred: Operation timed out with localhost.visimation.com.
> > I'm not a big Sendmail expert or anything, but do you even
> > have the MTA process running? Can you successfully telnet
> > localhost.visimation.com port 25? What sendmail related lines
> > do you have in /etc/rc.conf?
> > --
> > Toomas Aas | [EMAIL PROTECTED] |
> > http://www.raad.tartu.ee/~toomas/
> > * All wiyht. Rho sritched
> > mg kegboawd awound?
> Telnet to port 25 of localhost.visimation.com works. In my /etc/rc.conf
> the only entry I have for sendmail is:
> Thanks for the help. This is really frusrating me. :(
A possible alternative may just be to use the .forward file in the /root
home directory. That's how I forward all of root's mail. I never
bothered with aliases. Can't hurt to try it :-)
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