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Old 05-18-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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sendmail? - is there a linux equivalent to ".forward"


In classic Unix mail, one could have a ".forward" file in your home directory.
It was possible to do simple forwarding this way, or to also a command like:
#!/local/bin/myforward_program
It has been a while since I used this so the exact syntax may be off.

But the idea that you could create a local mail account that did something special was pretty easy - e.g.

a linux accout such as "support" might have a .forward that
1) posted the issue into some Database
and
2) sent email to one or more other real people

This daemon was VERY useful and I could really use it. I did some "man" searching but see nothing like it.
 
Old 05-18-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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~/.forward is handled by Procmail.
 
Old 05-18-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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...and you could also do these things with Sendmail's Alias file (pipe to application, forward to other or multiple recipients)
 
  


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