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Old 08-05-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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Linux with Active Directory authentication - how to automatically forward user's mail


Hello,

I have Linux servers set up to authenticate users from AD. Say user "joe" logs in, then a Unix user "joe" is created. When that user receives mail, it goes into his system mailbox. How can I configure my system so that when "joe" gets email, the mail is automatically forwarded to his email "joe.smith@ourdomain.com" ? I've looked at a few tutorials, and they require putting the specific user and their forwarding address in /etc/aliases. Is there a way to have the system automatically check if the user is an AD user, then send it to their correct email?

I'm using Centos 5.3, with Samba/winbind authentication against Active Directory, and procmail. I can use any other mail agent if necessary.

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Sorry, I haven't used winbind but why are you creating unix users ? ... and why not have central home directories ?
 
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Sorry, I haven't used winbind but why are you creating unix users ? ... and why not have central home directories ?
I'm not creating users. More precisely, a local mailbox for the user is created. The user is defined in winbind.
 
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then a Unix user "joe" is created
.. sorry, this was a little misleading

You could configure your mail servers to use AD as an ldap source for looking up email recipients

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Old 08-12-2011, 12:03 PM   #5
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.. sorry, this was a little misleading

You could configure your mail servers to use AD as an ldap source for looking up email recipients
Yes, that's what I don't know how to do.
 
  


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