On Sunday 25 January 2009 11:01:11 pm Rem P Roberti wrote: I currently have to retrieve crontab generated system mail from the command line. Is it possible to have system mail delivered to my Thunderbird mail client?
Rem On a default system, you probably want to edit /etc/aliases an make root mail get redirected to you ... In order to do so, open your /etc/aliases file, look for the line that reads: # 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: and edit it so it looks like this: # 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: yourusername save the changes and run the following command as root: newaliases >From then on, all mail directed to "root" (like those crontab send) will be forwarded to you .. so all you need to do is set up your mail client to pick up it's mail from /var/mail/yourusername and there you go :) Hope that helps. Regards I had made the changes to aliases as soon as I set up the system. The only thing that I have yet to do is configure Thunderbird to go fetch user's mail. I'll try setting up a a rule to do that and see what happens. Thanks all for the help. Rem _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"