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A easier way
Authored by: Anonymous on May 08, '01 11:05:26AM

Start up Mail, create a Unix mail account with your user name if don't have one already.

Click on "Mailboxes", select "Personal Mailboxes" from the list, and then select menu item "Mailbox/New Mailbox...". Name the new mailbox "Active", then quit and restart Mail.

All local mail sent to you should now end up in the "Active" mailbox. I got this tip from some old NeXTSTEP user.

First you of course need to make Sendmail work and you probably want to forward the mail sent to "root" to your own account. Default it's sent to "/dev/null". You can change this in the ".forward" file in "/var/root".



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A easier way
Authored by: sven on May 08, '01 12:57:29PM

Thanks a lot for this "Active" hint. I had the rest, but wondered where my local main actually ends up...

BTW, you don't have to have sendmail running to get local mail. My /etc/hostconfig reads MAILSERVER=-NO- and I still get the mail for root when I screw up root's crontab... ;-)

IIRC you only need to start sendmail if you want it to listen for mail transfer on a socket. Otherwise it can be called by processes to dump mail locally (not entirely sure about this one, but for me it works like this and I "ps aux | grep"ped for sendmail and found none running).

Sven



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