Plesk root email delivery

To receive local root email to an externally monitored email address:

  • Login to plesk control panel and set the admin contact email address for the server which should update "/var/qmail/alias/.qmail-root" file and add an alias for root.
  • Either add the hostname (FQDN) to the qmail control locals file or to the virtualdomains file located in "/var/qmail/control/".
  • Also add the hostname (FQDN) to the "/var/qmail/control/rcpthosts" file if not already present so local mails get delivered.
  • Restart inetd and qmail:
    /etc/init.d/inetd restart
    /etc/init.d/qmail restart
  • Check with:

    This should show:

    Messages for are delivered locally.
    SMTP clients may send messages to recipients at host.domain.tld.