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Re: [opensuse] rootmail does not work, no matter what
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:32:26 +0200
  • Message-id: <oq3oga$c63$>
stakanov wrote:

In data venerdì 22 settembre 2017 20:42:22 CEST, Per Jessen ha
Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2017-09-22 18:16, stakanov wrote:
I tried to fix this since I updated to 42.3.
Is there a bug with rootmail not working in that version? I do see
there is mail in rootmail, I did set correctly to receive
rootmail, but I do not receive anything.
Seccheck: nothing
rkhunter: nothing.
Now these two run (or should run) on a daily basis and should give
a report via rootmail.
Any suggestion on how to receive rootmail with kmail again?
Permissions are set correctly, I checked.

If you use postfix (it is the default) and procmail, then mail to
root is disabled. You redirect it to a user instead.

Not sure what procmail has to do with it, I never use it. With the
default postfix config, mail to root is delivered to root's mailbox
at /var/mail/root.

To read it, go into a shell, switch to root, run 'mail'. To have it
delivered to a user account, amend /etc/aliases.

O.K. it seems that there is no mail since August. That is: rkhunter
and seccheck cannot send mail to root.

Try it yourself:

"mail -r root root", then type a subject and close with '.' on a line by

How did you determine that they cannot? Check /var/log/mail and you
should see lines like:

pickup[18017]: 77F8A6169F: uid=0 from=<root>

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