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Old 15th September 2006, 02:26
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Pretty simple question.. I'm a little confused on the /etc/alias entries. I know some of them are needed but things like postmaster:root and webmaster:root are just in there for the purpose of guaranteeing the delivery of webmaster@domain.com right? Can I get rid of those and let Postfix bounce them without any ill done to the mail delivery system?
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Old 16th September 2006, 00:35
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Hi sph33r,
To honest it would be better to set yourself up to get all the "root" mail or at least the odd stuff like webmaster or admin...that way you would be certain to get all the mail. Just in case something important was sent!
I don't think deleteing aliases would hurt but why take the risk when its just as easy to forward everything to your email address!

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Old 17th September 2006, 00:08
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sph33r
Can I get rid of those and let Postfix bounce them without any ill done to the mail delivery system?
Yes, comment out those lines or delete them, then run
Code:
newaliases
But as willebanks said, it's better to keep those entries and forward the mails to one of your email accounts so that you see when something is wrong.
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Old 18th September 2006, 22:43
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Ok I've forwarded them away from root and to another email account. Thanks a lot guys.
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