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Re: root's offsite mail

On 01/09/09 13:49, Michelle Konzack wrote:
Am 2009-01-09 13:34:03, schrieb Ron Johnson:
On 01/09/09 11:04, root wrote:
   How can I get 'root' out of the 'From:' line of root's offsite mail?
I've scanned the docs for exim4, mutt and mailx on this Debian
etch(mostly) system but nothing found so far.
   I know I can send mail as another user but would rather
You *should*.

Running as root is a *Bad Idea* for the same reason that running a Windows account is a Bad Idea.

Can you please tell this "cron"

Cron is not *you* running as root.

If you have a System without any user accounts, there  are  a  bunch  of
services installed (like "cron") which send "From: root" and you can not
configure this crap (I have already filles a bug report for it)

Note:   Even if you forward "root" message sto a user account,
        the "From:" is always "root" and the Forward-Account is
        "Delivered-To: some_user".

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

"I am not surprised, for we live long and are celebrated poopers."

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