System Administration & Network Administration
Updated Sat, 16 Jul 2022 17:22:20 GMT

how can I prevent zimbra to send email as root user?

Zimbra is working on Ubuntu 12.04 and there are some system users (i.e. root). Zimbra is trying to send email to itself (root@some.domain) and hangs on mailq, then prevents other mail's distribution. But I cannot stop it from sending email. I tried to use aliases file as root: /dev/null but does not work. What else can be done to do prevent this?

Solution is default account on many Linux distributions, and just should exists.

On that mail you are getting for example information about failed cron jobs (jobs that write to stderr) and other quite important things.

What I suggest:

  • create alias to Your main administrator account in Zimbra admin panel
  • maybe creating ~/.forward file will be an option? here is first tutorial found on Google

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