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Re: Why?



> 
> Why can you not send e-mail while logged in as root?  I had to move my entire nsmail folder to a different directory and change all the file permissions from user root.  Why is this?
> 

Security. Root can email internally but many progs/apps discard any
root mail as a security violation that comes from the outside.
On a windows box you are both root and user, in *nix which always
was a multi-user environment root is separate and protected and
users have limited powers.


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