How To Change Email Addr?

tonylabarbara at tonylabarbara at
Thu Oct 18 07:53:51 PDT 2007

newaliases is complaining permission denied, but it's owned by root and I'm in as root. What do?



-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Bertrand <iaccounts at>
To: tonylabarbara at
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Sent: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 9:59 am
Subject: Re: How To Change Email Addr?

tonylabarbara at wrote:
> Hi;
> I need to update the email address to which emails from the server are sent 
(root at, cron stuff, etc.). I created a file:
> /root/.foreward
> and added the new address, but that didn't do it? How?

If you are running sendmail, check for the root: line in:

# /etc/mail/aliases

Change the second parameter to what email address you want root's mail
to go to, and then run:

# newaliases

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