I remain curious regarding the subject compile option, as well as best practices for remotely reading system messages on a mail server running vpopmail?
I recently installed vpopmail on this server, and virtual domains work as expected. However, I was stumped as to how to remotely read system messages (e.g., cron messages to root, &c.) Initially, qmail bounced these messages, until I recompiled vpopmail with --enable-passwd. Even then, I was not able to find a way to remotely read these messages, although I confirmed they were delivered under the appropriate Maildir. Finally, I created a virtual domain for the local domain, and added root and me to that virtual domain. It took me quite a bit of scouring to find that vpopmail supports dot_qmail files under each virtual domain. Once I created ~vpopmail/domains/this.local.domain/.qmail-root, now I successfully receive these messages. Good. It appears that --enable-passwd has little or no value. What does it accomplish? Ought I to recompile without it? Is this the best practice for system mail on a system running vpopmail? What do you think? -- Best Regards, mds mds resource 877.596.8237 - Dare to fix things before they break . . . - Our capacity for understanding is inversely proportional to how much we think we know. The more I know, the more I know I don't know . . . --
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