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Re: fetch root email with Icedove?

On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 16:32:44 +0100, Johannes Wiedersich (johannes@physik.blm.tu-muenchen.de) wrote: 

> Virgo Pärna wrote:
> > On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 19:09:29 +0000, David Jardine <david@jardine.de> wrote:
> >> Do you really want to do that?  It's normal to have mail for root 
> >> diverted to an ordinary user account.  Run:
> >>
> > 
> >     The problem could be, that Icedove (at least in Lenny) doesn't have 
> > Movemail support - so you really cannot read mail from local spool with it. 
> Since OP didn't specify how he reads 'ordinary' mail, we can only
> speculate. There are at least two ways to solve your problem:
> 1) /etc/aliases with
> /---------
> root: blah@foo.bar.org
> \---------
> and forward root's mail to an external account.
> 2) or install some imap daemon and point icedove to it.

or even (1b) #echo blah@foo.bar.org > ~root/.forward

> This is all a shot in the dark, since we don't know OP's mail
> configuration.


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