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Old 03-01-2004, 07:01 AM   #1
steve_babbage
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sendmail copy and forward


Is it possible to configure sendmail so that when it gets an email for a valid user on the sendmail server, that it can put it into that users mailbox, but also make a copy and forward to another external email address?

I have a separate email address that i can monitor from work, and i want to see my mails during the day.

cheers
 
Old 03-01-2004, 07:13 AM   #2
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Hi

As far as I know you can do this in the /etc/aliases file.

Greetz Bart
 
Old 03-01-2004, 07:30 AM   #3
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yeah i tried that through (i know i just love gui's) webmin.

When i set up an alias for the user, it seems to be that the only option is to forward the mail, so the 'sendmail users inbox' never gets the mail, it just gets forwaded, not copied and forwarded.

Weird, more digging...
 
Old 03-01-2004, 07:48 AM   #4
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Hi

You have to setup as the following:

#forward
hendrix: \hendrix, bart.hendrix@home.nl


good luck,

Bart Hendrix
 
  


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