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[Bug 413488] Re: Get daily emails of system activity with Logwatch


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       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

Get daily emails of system activity with Logwatch
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Bug description:
Have your systems update you daily with what's going on by installing logwatch. It will probably pull in an SMTP daemon, but will parse your log files and mail you daily with anything you should know.

If you want a more timely email, logcheck will mail you as things happen.

To make sure these emails get to you, edit /etc/aliases (it might be different for some mail servers) and add or edit the line:

  root:    me@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

and run:

  sudo newaliases

to update the email aliases database. You should now receive emails from logcheck or logwatch.