Ubuntu - Setup Local Email ForwardingΒΆ

  • Install Postfix Choosing “Internet Site” during the setup:

    $ sudo aptitude install postfix
    
  • Setup your Aliases:

    $ sudo vi /etc/aliases
    
    # Add something like the following to the file
    postmaster:    root
    www-data: root
    root: myemail@example.com
    
    $ sudo newaliases
    
  • Test your aliases:

    # You might have to install mailutils
    
    $ echo "Testing" | mail root -s "Testing"
    
    # You should get an email in the inbox of whatever email you set root to forward to