Root mail with Kmail

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at
Sat Sep 11 18:39:09 UTC 2004

Am Sa, den 11.09.2004 schrieb J.L. Coenders um 20:31:

> I want to read my local root mailbox with KMail. How do I do this?
> I guess chowning the mailbox to a common 'rootmail' group would be a trick, 
> but I wonder if that is safe.
> - Jeroen

Don't do what you have in mind!

Edit /etc/aliases, change at bottom the prepared alias for root to setup
an alias for root to a normal user account. Run "newaliases" and you'll
instantly get new root's mail to that normal user account, readable with
any client.

This is said for running Sendmail. If you have Postfix you'll have to
edit /etc/postfix/aliases and after that to run "/usr/sbin/postalias


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