On Sun, 2002-11-10 at 09:08, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > I do have smtp.example.com in the me file, and I have experimented with > smtp.example.com both in and not in the locas file. > > You are correct, when in the locals file qmail seems to want to deliver tha mail > to a local shell user. What I want to do is send that mail to a virtual user in > the example.com domain. I tried puting the [EMAIL PROTECTED] address in the > .qmail-root and .qmail-postmaster and .qmail-mailer-daemon files that I created > in the /var/qmail/alias directory but to no avail. > > Simply put, I just want emails intended for local machine to go to the user of > my choice in the default domain of my choice.
Ok - you could put a .qmail file in the shell users homedir containing &&[EMAIL PROTECTED] (I think this requires the fastforward package), this will forward all mail to the intended virtualdomain email... I don't know how to make this a global setting (if you have a lot of shell users this could be quite a task), maybe a blank locals file ? I hope some of this helps :) > Thanks for the response, > J.R. > Quoting Sune Rievers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > > I think you need to put smtp.example.com in /var/qmail/control/me (and > > locals), > > this is the local (not virtual) domain that qmail uses to deliver to > > shell users... > > > > Regards, > > Sune Rievers > > > > On Sat, 09 Nov 2002 17:55:16 -0600 (CST) > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > > > Hi - > > > > > > I am a newbie to vpopmail and qmail but I have managed to get the > > basics working > > > - qmail is up and running successfully with two virtual domains > > authenticating > > > against openLDAP. > > > > > > The one problem I am having is getting mail addressed to the local > > machine (ex. > > > - cron job error messages) delivered to a user in one of my virtual > > domains. > > > > > > Detail: > > > virtualdomain1: example.com > > > virtualdomain2. example2.com > > > hostname of qmail/vpopmail server: smtp.example.com > > > > > > In my alias directory of qmail I have a .qmail-root, > > .qail-mailer-daemon and > > > .qmail-postmaster file all forwarding to [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > > In the control directory of qmail, if I keep my locals file empty, > > anytime I > > > email say "root" (which seems to be automatically changed to > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED], I get an error message from > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] to [EMAIL PROTECTED] complaining that > > there is no > > > entry in locals so it can't deliver the message. If I add the entry > > > smtp.example.com to locals the message seems to be accepted but it > > isn't > > > delivered to any mailbox that I can see it. > > > > > > It seems to me that when the server name of my host is in locals qmail > > is trying > > > to send it to a user from /etc/passwd maybe and then doesn't find one? > > Not sure > > > why it isn't reading the .qmail files in the alias directory (seems to > > do this > > > fine when a message needs to be sent by mailer-daemon). > > > > > > FYI - I am using Maildir's and Sqwebmail. Sending and retrieving > > email between > > > virutal domains is no problem - just can't seem to get messages sent > > to local > > > machine to be forwarded to an account in my virtual domain. > > > > > > I realize this is probably a very simple question, and I apologize for > > the post, > > > but I have scoured various docs, and although the info seems to be > > there I can't > > > seem to piece together exactly how local delivery works with virutal > > domains. > > > > > > Thanks, > > > J.R. > > > > -- > > Sune Rievers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > > > > >