[CentOS] Alias for sending email messages from root

Tue Jan 29 22:14:33 UTC 2013
Patrick McEvoy <pmcevoy at silvacapitalmanagement.com>

On 01/29/2013 04:03 PM, James B. Byrne wrote:
> I have run into what can only be described as a farce but one that is
> outside my control and which I need fixed.
> I am informed that my cell phone service provider, Bell Canada, will
> not allow any email messages from a user id 'root' to pass through
> their email to sms text gateway.  Now, I send alerts out from cron and
> other system monitoring software and these all go out as
> root at host.domain.tld.
> Is there any way to configure the outgoing address to be something
> else?  Or do I have to rename the root user to get around this
> nonsensical, and utterly useless, restriction imposed by my provider?

vi /etc/aliases

Edit entry at bottom of file:

# Person who should get root's mail
#root:          marc

Execute  newaliases as root or sudo