Fw: Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun Sep 2 15:28:37 UTC 2007

Hal Burgiss wrote:

>> I'm now wondering if there is some program I need to
>> install to get root mail going.  Seems like there was
>> one under Debian but don't remember. I do remember
>> having to remove something to stop the excess root
>> mail after I got tired of it and which was nothing
>> important.  Surely Feisty does generate a fail amount
>> of root mail so that I should see something when I
>> start mutt?  Thanks for the help.  Looks like mutt is
>> working now and maybe some problem with postfix.cf but
>> no root mail.
> As a new Ubuntu user, one thing I noticed also is the lack of root
> mail. Most of this comes from cron, I would bet. I also noticed that
> my user crontab also generated no mail. I added a MAILTO=halb to that
> one, which got mail back to where I was used to. You might try that
> in /etc/crontab if you think the root mail you are missing is a result
> of cron runs (I haven't tried that yet).
There's no "root mail" in Ubuntu, by default, because there's no "mail" in
Ubuntu - ie, it doesn't install even a local SMTP program.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list