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tetrahedron 5th February 2009 05:50

ISPConfig 3 - Mail Domain Alias
I noticed that there's no option for Mail Domain Alias. It's possible to make a catch all for domains, and just have them sent to another domain. However, there's no way to alias email domains; and catch-alls are horrible when it comes to spam.

Kelly Shutt

falko 5th February 2009 22:26

I've added this to our bugtracker.

syadnom 9th March 2009 07:16

Is there a solution to this? maybe a workaround? I am wanting to deploy ISPconfig3 but I really must have domain aliases to do this. I am hoping to not have to go down to ISPconfig2 as I really like the multiple server management!

Thanks for any help in advance..

till 9th March 2009 09:47

There is no mail domain alias, but there are the email aliases which you can use to do the same. Just create an alias for every email address of the other domain that you need.

syadnom 9th March 2009 18:18

is this an option in ISPconfig2? I have over 600 email accounts, dont really want to build 600 aliases. Also want some canonical mapping which doesnt seem to have an option. suppose the idea is to just do an alias there too which makes 1200 aliases for 600 email accounts. owe...

syadnom 9th March 2009 23:23

any body have an idea?
Any idea on how to do this in postfix outside of ispconfig3? something in postfix maybe?

What I'm trying to do is have = without doing a per user alias.

does ISPconfig2 do domain aliases?

syadnom 9th March 2009 23:30

canonical maps?
If I did this with a canonical map that said

Would ISPconfig mess with the canonical file?

in add

canonical_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/canonical
and in /etc/postfix/canonical add
and then

postmap /etc/postfix/canonical

till 10th March 2009 00:15

You can do this either with the canonical file or virtual_alias_domains:

both will not be changed by the current ispconfig version.

syadnom 10th March 2009 01:39

some clarification
Till, can you give an example of this? When I read the link I see:


1 /etc/postfix/
2 virtual_alias_domains = ...other hosted domains...
3 virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
5 /etc/postfix/virtual:
6 postmaster
7 joe
8 jane
9 # Uncomment entry below to implement a catch-all address
10 # jim
11 ...virtual aliases for more domains...
but it is not clear on where or how to make a domain alias, just how to make catch all addresses or virtual aliases to users.

is it as simple as
virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtualdomains


postmap /etc/postfix/virtualdomains

any help would be appreciated.
This is really the only issue I have with ISPconfig3.

till 10th March 2009 11:36

It should work as in your example. But as your original setup work, you should just keep it.

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