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here is what i did:
add the domain to local-host-names and restarted sendmail.
after that i made user webmaster and
in /home/webmaster made a .forward file with the email address i want the mail forwarded.
i made sure to chown the .forward file to webmaster and set the permissions to 644 ...
can u guys let me know what i'm doing wrong? or what i missed? i only want mail for firstname.lastname@example.org to be forwarded to another account.
Corin - laughing - I figured that I would give it a shot - presuming that the worst thing that could happen was it wouldn't work - I have another question for you though regarding virtual hosts and sendmail - let me gather my info with some screen shot and then I will post it - thanks again.
I figured that I would give it a shot - presuming that the worst thing that could happen was it wouldn't work
That is usually the best way to learn how to do things!
Try it, see if it works, if not try something a little different.
And sometimes with some software packages, the documentation is either non-existent, incomplete, or so incomprehensible that the only things one can do is to keep trying different things.
Only ever change one thing at a time, making a note of what you change, or more correctly, a backup of the unchanged file, and check the results carefully, and remember that a change can do one of three things
1) make things worse
2) make no difference
3) make things better
OK - I am running RHL9 as a web server with a handful of web sites (virtual hosts). Now here is my question - when someone ssh's to my box, opens up pine and sends an email it sends as the main domain of the box, not necessarily the domain that they are associated with. For example the name of my box is car.com (not real) but I also host a web site apple.com (joe q public owns apple.com). Now when joe q public sends an email from my machine (car.com) the email is email@example.com not firstname.lastname@example.org. How do I associate certian users with certain domains? Does that make sense?
220 plain.domain.com ESMTP Sendmail 8.12.8/8.12.8; Thu, 7 Aug 2003 16:45:59 -0500
>>> EHLO plain.domain.com
250-plain.domain.com Hello localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1], pleased to meet you
>>> MAIL From:<email@example.com> SIZE=5
250 2.1.0 <firstname.lastname@example.org>... Sender ok
>>> RCPT To:<email@example.com>
250 2.1.5 <firstname.lastname@example.org>... Recipient ok
354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
250 2.0.0 h77LjxbL024869 Message accepted for delivery email@example.com... Sent (h77LjxbL024869 Message accepted for delivery)
Closing connection to [127.0.0.1]
221 2.0.0 plain.domain closing connection