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Old 10-27-2003, 10:11 PM   #1
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mail forwarding in exim(Very newbi question)

Im running exim and i need to have forwarding running.. for example.. mails must be forwarded to How can i do this?What do i need to install?
Old 10-28-2003, 06:37 AM   #2
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Is a real user on your system? If that is true you could create a .forward file in the user's home directory. Check that the "userforward:" part of exim.conf is correct as well.
A very simple solution but it should work.

If this applies to all users at some domain, read up on the Exim FAQ over at Here's a snippet:
Q0316: I would like to forward all incoming email for a particular domain to another host via SMTP. Whereabouts would I configure that?

A0316: Use this as your first router:

driver = manualroute
transport = remote_smtp
route_list = the.particular.domain

You will also need to adjust the ACL for incoming SMTP so that this domain is accepted for relaying. If you are using the default configuration, there is a domain list called relay_domains that is set up for this.
Old 10-28-2003, 10:24 PM   #3
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in /etc/aliases or you designated aliases file you can use this


you could also add more destinations on the same line

run this command to update your mail server, and then reload it



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