Re: mail forwarding problem

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On Friday 25 May 2007, [email protected] wrote:
> I wanted to have the logwatch cron results mailed to me instead of root
> so I edited /etc/logwatch/conf/logwatch.conf to add this line:
> MailTo=SBlackwell
> Just for a sanity check
> $ whoami
> SBlackwell
> $ uname -n
> mylocalmachine
> <not really but just to show I checked that it matches the mail message>
> but root keeps getting returned mail saying
> <snip>
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> sblackwell
>     (reason: 550 5.1.1 <[email protected]>... User unknown)
>     (expanded from: sblackwell)
> <snip>
> The thing that stikes me is that my user name got changed from
> SBlackwell in the conf file to sblackwell in the mail message.
> Anybody else seeing this? Any comments?
Have you edited /etc/aliases on the line (near the bottom) that defines who 
should receive root's mail?  And did you remember to run 'newaliases' after 
you'd made the change?


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