[Dovecot] deliver and root user

Andrzej Adam Filip anfi at onet.eu
Mon Jul 12 22:39:21 EEST 2010

Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-07-12 at 13:56 -0500, Bradlee Landis wrote:
>> On RHEL5, dovecot 1.0.7, I have set up sendmail to use `deliver` for
>> my local mda. It keeps giving me this error for the root user though:
> Don't deliver mails to root. Forward them to some other user.

Standard recommendation (for sendmail and other MTA) is to  create alias
for root. 

Sendmail procedure: In /etc/mail/asises files add:

root: some-non-privileged-user

and run newaliases command to recompile aliases file.

[pl>en: Andrew] Andrzej Adam Filip : anfi at onet.eu
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