sendmail: /etc/aliases and .forward

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by chipsafts, May 26, 2008.

  1. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    /etc/aliases and .forward - what is the difference?

    we have an address that is expanded out to several users. It seems that sendmail does processes the address the same regardless of whether the address is 'defined' in /etc/aliases or in the address's /home/.forward file.

    The goal is to have the address's list expanded out only after the message passes through the system wide procmailrc, which I thought could be accomplished by using the .forward instead of an entry in the /etc/aliases .
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Technically, there's no difference between the two.

    The problem with procmail is that both methods are called before procmail, so procmail doesn't work...
     
  3. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    so is there anyway to filter the email prior to .forward being hit by sendmail ?
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  5. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    switching from sendmail to postfix is not a valid option.
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I'm sorry, I'm no Sendmail expert... :(
     

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