Probably not - at least not if your mail delivery agent is procmail. Creating a .forward isn't so bad. You can even procmail root's mail into a folder. On Thu, 2003-06-19 at 13:17, Art Alexion wrote:
Could I do a "chown" on /var/spool/mail/root? On 19 Jun 2003 at 21:05, Not Zed wrote:Evolution wont let you do this, it will only let you lock a mailbox you own, it wont even let root lock someone elses mailbox. You should generally forward your root mail using an alias, or other local mechanism, to your own account (or another one). On Thu, 2003-06-19 at 15:52, Arthur S. Alexion wrote:In addition to my pop mail, I configured two local spools to view local system messages. One for my local user messages, a spool type pointed at /var/spool/mail/me, and the other for the system messages delivered to /var/spool/mail/root. The user spool account works fine, but the one set up to read the root's system messages refuses to afford me access permission. I have done a chmod 666 on /var/spool/mail/root to give myself permission, but that didn't do it. That permitted me to look at the headers in the upper pane, but whenever I try to retrieve a message, I get the message: "Error retrieving message xxx. Could not lock /var/spool/mail/root." (where xxx is the message number) Any suggestions?
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