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Old 7th June 2007, 01:46
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Default Forwarding: Does email actually pass through the server?

Hello everyone
If I set up email forwarding, e.g.,

john@domain1 -> mary@domain2

OR

*@domain3 -> peter@domain4

1. Does the forwarded email actually PASS THROUGH my server (and so count towards my traffic quota)?

2. Is there any way for the incoming mail to be automatically forwarded to the correct destination WITHOUT it passing through my server?

3. Does it make any difference if the forwarding setup uses virtual domains (as discussed, for example, in Falko's Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL...)?

Thankyou for your help.
HMK
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Old 7th June 2007, 16:41
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1. Does the forwarded email actually PASS THROUGH my server (and so count towards my traffic quota)?
Yes.

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2. Is there any way for the incoming mail to be automatically forwarded to the correct destination WITHOUT it passing through my server?
You could change the MX records for domain1 and domain3 so that they point to the domain2/domain4 servers, and then you'd have to configure the domain2/domain4 servers to accept mails for domain1 and domain3.

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3. Does it make any difference if the forwarding setup uses virtual domains (as discussed, for example, in Falko's Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL...)?
No.
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