How to forward emails to root to an email address?

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#1 Wed, 10/10/2007 - 20:43

How to forward emails to root to an email address?

At the moment, I use > Webmin > Servers > Read User Mail to check emails to 'root'.

How do I set mail forwarding to an external email address? I can't find it anywhere...

Thanks in advance.

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 16:28

I use usermin since it has a feature which forwards e-mail to a remote address. If you have it installed you could login as root to setup forwarding.

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 23:48 (Reply to #2)


My "I changed it from..." line was wrong, it should look like this,
Webmin > Servers > Postfix Configuration > Mail Aliases


Fri, 10/12/2007 - 23:41

Hi ah...lifes...good,

I changed it from Webmin > Postfix > Mail Aliases
I think root was mapped to "marc" on my standard install, just enter the user or address you want the root-mail forwarded to.


Sun, 10/14/2007 - 20:47

Thanks jaldeguer and Leif!

Leif, actually I did what you did, but by a manual route. I edited /etc/aliases directly. Add root:

But I realised I'd prefer to keep a copy of the emails to root's mail folder. So, jaldeguer's suggestion solved my problem. I could forward AND still keep a copy on the server.

<b>&gt; Usermin &gt; Mail &gt; Filter and Forward Mail</b>

I seem to remember not too long ago, root user cannot access mail via Usermin. Maybe Jamie has solved that issue.

Thanks again guys!

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