On 4/25/07, Oliver Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 11:11:07AM +0200, Andreas Widere Andersen wrote: > Hi, > On one of my FreeBSD servers all system emails to root is stored in the root > mailbox under /var/mail/root. I have updated my alias file so new mail is > forwarded to one of my email adresses, but is there a simple way for me to > send all these old mails in root's mailbox to my email address without > logging in through pop3/imap? > > A command line trick would be perfect. mutt is your friend. Open the mbox file with # mutt -R -f /var/mail/root Then Tag all mails (press 'T' then enter '.') and bounce the tagged messages (press ';' and thenn 'b') to your personal email address. That's the easiest way I know. (Of course you need a running MTA, too)
Thanks for your reply. I don't have mutt installed and I was hoping for a way of doing this without installing additional software. Also, I didn't mention that on one of the machines there are probably a year of emails so the box is quite large. Any other ways? I have sendmail installed and running. Cheers, Andreas _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"