How to redirect all incoming mail?


I managed to install Exim following DigitalOcean instructions and it is working well in terms of sending e-mail from my web application.

The problem I have is that I don’t know what to do with all the incoming e-mails that programs like fail2ban send. I am new to servers and Linux and everything is a challenge, so the best way out of this is to simply redirect all incoming mail on to my gmail account.

How would I do this?

I tried adding “root:” in /etc/aliases", ran “newaliases” - but nothing happens. Whatever mail I send to gets written somewhere on my server and all I really want is just to pass through.

Please help, many thanks. Using Ubuntu 12.04 droplet.

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I am in the exact same situation. I installed Exim and it sends mail out just fine but I’d like it to forward incoming messages to Gmail so that I can avoid having to use up space for POP and IMAP. Is this possible? <br>Thnks

My guess is I will never be able to find all of them since I really don’t know my way around Linux. For instance, how do I do this for programs I did not install, system stuff where I never read the instructions? <br> <br>Plus: the server will serve some users who will doubtless try to send meail to - which I will never find unless I redirect them… <br> <br>Thanks.

Why not tell fail2ban (and the other programs) to email your Gmail account, directly? <i>See</i> <a href=“”>How To Protect SSH with fail2ban on Ubuntu 12.04 | DigitalOcean</a>.