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Date:      Tue, 19 Sep 2006 21:50:18 -0700
From:      jekillen <>
To:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   mail to root
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Hello again;
I have a question about how mail from the system is generated for root.
This question was prompted when I edited the Postfix aliases file and
ran newaliases, then did postfix reload, assuming the mail system was
running. I was informed that Postfix was not running. So the question,
how does mail generated by the system get delivered to the root account?
Here is my motive:
I have a server that I want to run headless. I want to be able to 
mail to root from another machine via ssh login (on the same private net
work number/netmask I cannot login to the system as
root over ssh. I don't know if I can read root mail with su (as wheel 
member). I tried this but maybe I'm not using the appropriate parameter.
Or maybe there isn't any. I don't know where to look for an answer to 
question, other than this knowledgeable group.....Oh, man mail maybe?
Thanks in advance
Jeff K

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