Fw: Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail?

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 2 18:19:26 UTC 2007

--- Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:

> 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.
> -- 
> derek
Could you elaborate, in humam relatable terms, just
what you are saying.  I'm use to reading root
mail(ie., log messages, permission errors, that stuff)
under Debian and I thing under Dapper using mutt. 
Since I started this thread to be able to see root
mail, I would like to understand.  Perhaps, you can
explain how to get root mail since Ubuntu is Debian
BTW, even though you never responded to my reply to
your request to fix my threadbreaking emails, I'm
still working on it.  I've changed from Digest mode to
normal mode as someone said this might help. Currently
trying to read mans and setup/configure mutt for using
my Yahoo smtp and pop accounts but it's a slow,
drudgery project as mutt used to just work under
Debian.  Care to remommend any easy setup url for an
unknowledgable person like me. I have evolution, but
don't like it and just downloaded Thunderbird both of
which are supposed to be more threading friendly.  If
you would like to see me stop breaking threads you
could respond to my reply to your original request and
I'll do what I'm capable of.
Thanks for your consideration of this. I don't enjoy
breaking threads.

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net

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