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Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 13:05:47 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Derek Broughton<derek at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Brian McKee wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 5:26 AM, Amedee Van Gasse
>> (Ubuntu)<amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be> wrote:
>>> On Mon, June 22, 2009 07:43, Emil Payne wrote:
>>>> Whenever I log into the main terminal (C-A-F1) as root, it tells me that
>>>> I have mail.  I know how to read the mail, but it is a pain, especially
>>>> as I don't log in very often.  Is there away to have it sent as email so
>>>> I can read it with all my other emails?

>>> Edit the file /etc/aliases and add your own username as an alias for

>> And, if you wish, you could install an MTA like postfix

>> and then use a 'real' email address in the /etc/aliases file

> If you are going to run "newaliases", afaik, you _have_ to have an MTA -
> it's supplied as a component of various MTAs.

Yeah, I guess it would be wouldn't it :-)  I just always do, so I
hadn't considered that it wouldn't be there without...


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