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Old 26th February 2008, 01:00
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Default Postfix - wildcard email forwarding

Hello All,
I am a postfix newb, so hopefully this one is easy. I have been searching all over the internet and I can't seem how to configure postfix to forward wildcard emails to another email account.

This comes out of the need to handle bounced emails to maintain my email list. I read that a good strategy is to embed the userID in the return-path of all emails being sent out, and if they bounce, you can send all the bounced emails to a catchall account, then process them from there, grab the userID and remove the user from the mailing list.

Well, I wrote all the code to do that, I pull emails from an exchange account, parse out the userid, and remove it if it's a hard bounce, it works great, but I can't figure out how to forward the emails to the catchall account.

I looked at alias, but I couldn't get it to work. I also looked at VERP, but I don't think it's what I want.

for example
<bounce_1234@example.com> ends up in <bounce@example.com>
<bounce_2344@example.com> ends up in <bounce@example.com>
<bounce_3427@example.com> ends up in <bounce@example.com>
<bounce_5349@example.com> ends up in <bounce@example.com>

thank you very much for any input or direction you could provide!
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