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Wheddod 10-06-2008 09:37 AM

What is the Postfix Tansport(5) file and how does it work?
 
Hi all i have another Postfix question to ask. Could anyone tell me what the Transport(5) file is for postfix, what does it dow exactly and how do you add information in to it. The only file i could find that looked like it might be the Transport(5) file looked more like man page.

Many Thanks in Advance
Dan

Mr. C. 10-07-2008 02:21 AM

A transport in a mapping of an email address (recipient) to a service that transfers the mail. You use a transport when you need to specifically assign how mail for some recipient must be transferred. Here is one example, that maps a mistyped domain name to the error transport:

man.com error:Your email address probably has a typo: Did you mean msn.com?

This transport map entry says, for all email recipients that had "man.com", send to the error transport. The error transport takes an argument, that indicates the error message.

More common uses of transports are to specifically route mail internally, to various mail servers, such as an Exchange server, or Lotus Notes.


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