qpopper for root

Kevin Kinsey kdk at daleco.biz
Fri Jun 2 06:31:21 PDT 2006

Robin Becker wrote:
> Daan Vreeken [PA4DAN] wrote:
>> Simply create a "normal" user and create a mail alias address so that 
>> all mail to root gets forwarded to the normal user. Then setup your 
>> mail client to login to pop3 using the username & passwd of the normal 
>> user.
>> Setting up an alias is easy. Simply add the following line to 
>> /etc/aliases to forward root's email to normal_user :
>> root: normal_user
> that's a good answer and will allow my despamming stuff to work on it. I 
> was hoping to be able to clear the root mailbox as well. Is there an 
> easy way to do that?

cat /dev/null > /var/mail/root

would do the trick ;-)  (#include disclaimer.h)

More useful might be:

cp /var/mail/me /var/mail/me.bak
mv /var/mail/root /var/mail/me
(download root mail via POP or whatever)
mv /var/mail/me.bak /var/mail/me

YMMV, of course.

Kevin Kinsey

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