[CentOS] send existing root email to another user

Lists lists at rheel.co.nz
Tue Dec 1 02:42:18 UTC 2009

Mathew S. McCarrell wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 9:32 PM, Lists <lists at rheel.co.nz 
> <mailto:lists at rheel.co.nz>> wrote:
>     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)
>     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.
> 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.


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