Reading roots mail when connected remotely

Erin Fortenberry Erin at
Wed Dec 21 11:45:51 PST 2005

In roots home directory, make a file called ".forward".

In this file, place the email address you want all of roots mail to go to.

You can also add another users to root in the /etc/mail/aliases file.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Daniel A.
> Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 2:13 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Reading roots mail when connected remotely
> Stupid question, I know :(
> How do I read the mail sent to root, if I can only access my 
> server via SSH?
> When I su, and type "mail", it shows only mail to the user I 
> connected with.
> Also, is it possible to make sendmail send the daily status mails to a
> *real* email address, like this one?
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