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Old 12-21-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
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Postifx denies certain user names??

I am running a postfix email server. I can successfully set up email accounts for any proper name, but when I try for 'webmaster' or 'info' the messages seem to get lost in cyberspace. There is no return message saying undeleverable or anything!! Just **poof** gone....

Any ideas?
Old 12-21-2003, 09:29 PM   #2
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The user "webmaster" is defined in /etc/postfix/aliases as an alias. Just edit that file and point it to the normal user account you want. If you change the line:

root: postfix


root: <someusername>

then most of aliases will point to that user.
Old 12-21-2003, 09:57 PM   #3
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SWEET! Thanks a bunch. That was really annoying.


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