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Re: How to get mail to local destinations delivered?



Chris G wrote:
On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 09:02:31PM +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
Chris G wrote:
On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 12:42:26PM +0100, Gijs wrote:
This is total overkill for my actual requirement (which maybe I
should have stated at the outset), I simply want mail to root on my
Fedora machine to get sent to me rather than having to become root to
read it.  No other mail is sent or read on this machine.



   If you want root's mail to get delivered to your own email address,
   you can use the file /etc/aliases.
   I think the last line of the file already describes it, but if you
   want root's mail to get delivered to [4]root root com,
   you can add to that file:
   root:   [5]root root com

Ah, yes, but what do I put as my address in /etc/aliases?  I can't
find an address that makes sendmail send it to me on this machine.
chrisg localhost perhaps

I have tried:-

    chris localhost
    chris 192 168 1 1
    chris [192 168 1 1]

and sendmail tries to send the *all* to the outside world!

Oh.
I have a freshly installed f8 box. I just did this:
[root potoroo mail]# tail -4 /etc/aliases
decode:         root

# Person who should get root's mail
root:           summer
[root potoroo mail]#
it works, I did this:
echo t | mail -s t root
and have this:
[root potoroo mail]# cat /var/mail/summer
From root potoroo demo lan  Mon Nov 12 05:29:24 2007
Return-Path: <root potoroo demo lan>
Received: from potoroo.demo.lan (localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1])
        by potoroo.demo.lan (8.14.1/8.14.1) with ESMTP id lABKTO5F008420
        for <root potoroo demo lan>; Mon, 12 Nov 2007 05:29:24 +0900
Received: (from root localhost)
        by potoroo.demo.lan (8.14.1/8.14.1/Submit) id lABKTOW3008419
        for root; Mon, 12 Nov 2007 05:29:24 +0900
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 05:29:24 +0900
From: root <root potoroo demo lan>
Message-Id: <200711112029 lABKTOW3008419 potoroo demo lan>
To: root potoroo demo lan
Subject: t

t

[root potoroo mail]#


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