On Apr 25, 2007, at 6:23 AMApr 25, 2007, Andreas Widerøe Andersen wrote:
On 4/25/07, Oliver Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 11:11:07AM +0200, Andreas Widere Andersen
> On one of my FreeBSD servers all system emails to root is stored
> mailbox under /var/mail/root. I have updated my alias file so
> forwarded to one of my email adresses, but is there a simple way
> send all these old mails in root's mailbox to my email address
> 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
way of doing this without installing additional software. Also, I
mention that on one of the machines there are probably a year of
the box is quite large.
Any other ways? I have sendmail installed and running.
Edit /etc/mail/aliases and uncomment the root: line and make it look
Where <your_username> is the local account and/or email address you
want to recieve root email.
Save the file, while in the /etc/mail directory, run 'make install &&
make restart' as root, without the quotes. all email will now go to
the new address.
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