5.4.2. HOWTO Discard Mail to Root

In many environments, you may have a central log collection facility for analyzing your log data. In this case, you may want to disable the default behavior of sending all e-mail to root.

The simplest method of discarding root’s e-mail is to redirect it to /dev/null on the system using the following Puppet code.


This is a very brute force approach and should only be used if you are absolutely sure that you want to discard all of root’s e-mail on your systems.

postfix::alias { 'root':
  values => '/dev/null'