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Old 02-01-2014, 08:54 AM   #1
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Exclamation How to forward mail in mailx ?

Hello Everybody !!

I want to forward mail using mailx. I want to preserve the header information as we see in gmail,yahoo etc. These are my system details :
OS : RHEL 5.5
mailx version : mailx-8.1.1-44.2.2

I tried the 'm' option but it is not working. Can anyone help me in this ??

Thanks in advance..
Old 02-02-2014, 06:39 AM   #2
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Distribution: 2 * CentOS 6.10 Self-Hosted Domain Servers (Mail & Web Server / FTP & VPN Server)
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Hello "techie...",

If you are saying that you want to forward all mail that arrives for one particular account to another then try the following..

This is how I set mine up yesterday coincidentally using sendmail at least.. (This method lets you preserve the mail header info....)

Let's assume that the original account receiving the mail is A and the account receiving the forwarded mail B

(On my system - Centos 6.5 /home/xxxx is the user's mail directory)

Remember to substitute all occurrences A and B with the user accounts!!

1. cd /home

2. chmod 700 A

3. chmod 700 B

4. cd A

5. touch 644 .forward

6. chown A .forward

7. chgrp mail .forward

8. echo "\B, A" > .forward i.e if the user account you wish to forward the mail to is a local account simply enter the username i.e echo "\john, A" > .forward

If the user account you wish to forward the mail to is not a local account simply enter something along the lines of echo "\, A" > .forward

Hope this is what you are after....




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