On Wednesday 03 March 2004 09:41 am, Brian H wrote: > sorry for bringing up qmail again.
It's OT on freebsd-questions, so I'm replying privately... > I am able to get my mail sent to my user account henninb, but i can't > get mail for root or postmaaster. Have you read www.lifewithqmail.org? > I am trying to use qmail with the Maildir protocol. Maildir is not a protocol, but a different mail storage format (others are mbox and /var/spool/mail). > I read in the documentation that no mail can be sent to the root > account, but I thought it said you could have it sent there if you > like. On thing i noticed on my user account is that my ~/.qmail and > ~alias/qmail-henninb > file don't do anything either because when I remove them the mail > still gets delivered to > my Maildir. You can *send* mail to root, but it won't be delivered unless you arrange for an unprivileged user to pick it up. See below. > how can i get my ~/.qmail or ~alias/qmail-root file working for root > and postmaster? $ echo henninb > /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-root $ echo henninb > /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-postmaster should suffice for you. You can safely remove henninb's $HOME/.qmail file- if it doesn't exist, mail is delivered to your Maildir (or whatever argument to qmail-start is in your startup scripts). hth, RTM _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"