[CentOS] send existing root email to another user

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Dec 1 03:29:33 UTC 2009


On Tue, 2009-12-01 at 16:09 +1300, Lists wrote:
> Mathew S. McCarrell wrote: 
> > On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 9:42 PM, Lists <lists at rheel.co.nz> wrote:
> >         >
> >         > Kate,
> >         >
> >         > You need to modify /etc/aliases to have something like:
> >         >
> >         
> >         > root:          user at gmail.com <mailto:user at gmail.com>
> >         >
> >         >
> >         > You should then run /usr/bin/newaliases to make these
> >         changes active||.
> >         >
> >         > Matt
> >         
> >         Hi Matt,
> >         
> >         I have done this and it works for new mail arriving but I
> >         need to onsend
> >         the existing mail.
> > 
> > Ah, I misread what you were looking to do.  You should be able to do
> > the following then.
> > 
> > cat /var/spool/mail/root | mail -s "Old Root Emails" user at gmail.com
> > 
> > Hope that helps.
> > Matt
> > 
> Argh spoke to soon - its mostly all good apart from the attachments
> that are on the emails don't come through as attachments.
> Is there any way I can send the so that they are received with
> attachments still intact?
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secure shell copy (scp) the file over to whatever computer you want and
open the file with Thunderbird or Evolution (I think Import mail) as it
is an 'mbox' file. You can google how to open an mbox file with whatever
e-mail program you use for e-mail (but probably not outlook).

Craig


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