[CentOS] send existing root email to another user

Jason Pyeron jpyeron at pdinc.us
Tue Dec 1 02:48:22 UTC 2009


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> Subject: [CentOS] send existing root email to another user
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm running Centos 5.4
> I have a pile of emails in my root users /var/spool/mail/root 
> file I need to send this all to another address (preferrably 
> external but local would possibly do)
> 

You want to bounce the messages. Tools like Pine can do it throught a fancy UI.
Or you can:

formail -s procmail < mbox

Assuming you set it up to be delivered corectly now.

http://googleit1st.com/search?q=redeliver+mbox

> I have searched a lot but can't find any way to do this. I 
> have set it so future emails get forwarded to my external 
> address but I also need to shift the existing emails.
> 
> Thanks
> Kate
> 
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