Re: Mail on laptop
Op za 02-10-2004, om 20:27 schreef Bob Proulx:
> > I recently acquired a laptop, and ofcourse I installed Debian on it.
> Of course! :-)
After a regular i386 and a UltraSparc 10, what else could I do...
> Not sure this helps you but you can tell debconf to send mail to a
> different address.
> export DEBCONF_ADMIN_EMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org
That helps for debconf, but does not solve the more general problem.
> I actually use it to turn off those messages entirely.
> export DEBCONF_ADMIN_EMAIL=""
> When you install a security upgrade for ssh to a few hundred machines
> and each and every one wants to say the same thing to you it gets a
> little tedious. :-)
Sounds like spam from your own machines :-)
> But really the only two users that you care about are yourself and
> root so the simplest thing (what I would do) is to create aliases for
> those two users and forward that mail to the address you want.
Right, but the simplest MTA's (nullmailer, ssmtp) don't support that as
far as I know, and there doesn't seem to be anything in between these
simplest MTA's and stuff like exim or postfix.
The obvious reply to that would be 'there's a great opportunity for you
to contribute something to the world', but unfortunately, my programming
skills nowadays are limited to Matlab and some scripts for personal use.
So, I guess I'll just have to install exim or postfix then.