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[ale] changing recipient of daily system status emails....

On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 17:52, Keith Morris wrote:
> Hi all.
> Sorry, but here is another newbie question.  I am running Fedora Core 1 
> and by default it sends daily system status emails the local mail spool 
> of 'root'.  I was wondering a couple of things...
> 1. What process is actually sending the email? is it a cron job, system 
> service, or what? (00-logwatch???)
> and
> 2. How does one change the recipient of the email so that it goes to my 
> internet email address (as this is a remote server and I would like to 
> receive the emails at home).  I found the $Config{'mailto'}="root"; in 
> 00-logwatch cron job, but when I changed it to to my email address 
> (escaping the \@) the script ran, but I didn't receive any email....
> Thanks for your help.
> Keith Morris
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Well, you found the program.  Logwatch will send you a daily report.  It
is pretty handy at times, and annoying the rest of the time.

Assuming Sendmail:  
In /etc/aliases (may be /etc/mail/aliases) look for the line that says
#root: marc
Uncomment the line, and change "marc" to your address.  Save and run

Postfix:  I have no clue (yet).
Jonathan Glass
Systems Support Specialist II
Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
Georgia Institute of Technology
Email: jonathan.glass at ibb.gatech.edu
Office: 404-385-0127
Fax: 404-894-2291