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how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

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Sammy_2
Super Advisor

how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

I need to forward all user (sam1) mailx messages to user email id sam1@abc.com ? how to do it?
How can I test it.
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Rita C Workman
Honored Contributor
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Re: how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

The /etc/mail/userdb and then run makemap command. Here's how:

cd /etc/mail

vi userdb

Edit file so it looks like this:

sam1:mailname sam1@abc.com
sam1@abc.com:maildrop sam1

Two lines with two colums in it seperated by tabs
Save the file

Then run:

makemap btree /etc/mail/userdb.db < /etc/mail/userdb

Should now send mail from user login_id sam1 to sam1@abc.com.

Rgrds,
Rita
Tingli
Esteemed Contributor

Re: how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

Create a file .forward with the email address in it in user's home directory.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

Shalom,

.forward file could do the trick with the email address in it.

croncommand | mailx -s "jobname-desc" sam1@abc.com

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Sammy_2
Super Advisor

Re: how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

Thanks. Actually I mentioned cron but want to forward all messages to user sam1 to sam1@abc.com. Right now, Rita solution looks good but would like to see how to do with .forwar as well.
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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

The .forward file must exist in the users home directory and contains a list of e-mail addresses to forward mail for that user to.

In this case the .forward file must exist in the home directory of the user 'sam1'. The .forward file MUST be owned by the user 'sam1'. The file should contain only:

sam1@abc.com

If you were to 'cat .forward' it should look like:

# cat .forward
sam1@abc.com

For more information do:

# man 5 aliases

and look for the section on the .forward file.
Sammy_2
Super Advisor

Re: how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

Rita and others,
Can I do this in userdb file so I get email forwarded from 2 users to same email address.

I get duplicate key message. Is that a warning or error ?


=====userdb================
sam1:mailname sam1@abc.com
sam1@abc.com:maildrop sam1
#
mike1:mailname sam1@abc.com
sam1@abc.com:maildrop mike1
=====userdb================
makemap btree /etc/mail/userdb.db< /etc/mail/userdb

makemap: /etc/mail/userdb.db: line 2: key sam1@abc.com:maildrop: duplicate key
makemap: /etc/mail/userdb.db: line 4: key sam1@abc.com:maildrop: duplicate key

Thanks

good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.
Tingli
Esteemed Contributor

Re: how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

I think you also can do it in /etc/mail/aliases file. You can set alias as an entry in the file.
Rita C Workman
Honored Contributor

Re: how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

I have never done that.......but I think just might work.

Give it try and test it out.

Rgrds,
Rita
Rita C Workman
Honored Contributor

Re: how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

...by the way - I love your quote!

/rcw
Sammy_2
Super Advisor

Re: how forward user cron failures and other mail messages to user email acct ?

Thanks to all. Especially Rita since i used her soulution and thanks for the quote
good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.