Postfix Alias Error

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by j.smith, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. j.smith

    j.smith New Member


    i follow this tutorial Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS)

    and my error is appear when i try to modify alias file in /etc/aliases by adding :

    postmaster: root
    root: postmaster@localdomain.tld

    and before i edit the file i found this config for Calmv antivirus
    # Added by installer for initial user
    root: ad
    clamav: root

    My question is

    What is postmaster ?
    And this error after typing newalises command
    postalias: warning: /etc/aliases, line 1: need name:value pair
    postalias: warning: /etc/aliases, line 9: need name:value pair
    postalias: warning: /etc/aliases.db: duplicate entry: "root"

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

  3. j.smith

    j.smith New Member

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Comment out or delete the
    root: ad
    line and remove all empty lines from the file, then run
    and restart Postfix.

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