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Old 09-22-2003, 06:04 AM   #1
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To forward mails for unknown users to common host


I have a problem in configuring mails for unknown users in Redhat 8.0 / Sendmail 8.12.5 setup. I have some pop3 email ids and some local users of same domain. If I send mails from local to a pop3 id, mail bounces back. I want to forward the unknown users mails directly to the domain. My domain will take care after that. I have configured the same for Cobalt Qube 3 / Sendmail 8.10.2 setup by adding a line but I dont know how to do it here. I couldn't find answers anywhere on net and all answers are for forwarding the unknown user mails to single account.

Somebody please help me out to solve this.

Karthik (Nickname: marskarthik)
Old 09-22-2003, 10:33 AM   #2
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if you want local mail to be forwarded to pop3, add a ~/.forward file for all local accounts. There should be one line with the users fully qualified email address

If you want non-existand email to all be routed to one particular user, first, look at /etc/aliases, then get ready for a deluge of SPAM.
Old 09-22-2003, 10:53 PM   #3
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No I have multiple pop3 users so I can't route to particular user. These pop3 users does not exist locally. Say I have pop3 users and which doesn't exist in my local redhat setup. If I send mails from redhat to pop ids i am getting bounce mails immediately. I want to route the unknown user mails to I want the solution for this setup.



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