On Friday 14 May 2004 9:40 pm, Tom Collins wrote:
> On May 14, 2004, at 10:20 AM, Ewan Bain wrote:
> > I'm trying to use valias to setup a catch-all address. I've tried
> > several
> > different ways and the mail always bounces. Is it possible to setup a
> > catch-all with valias? Is so how?
> The catchall is in .qmail-default.  Delivery is handled by qmail-local,
> and vdelivermail (and the valiases it processes) are not involved.

Maybe I'm not understanding or I didn't make myself clear. If I understand 
correctly, qmail will look in the users home directory for a .qmail file 
matching the address it would normally find nothing so uses the 
.qmail-default file. This then runs vdelivermail which checks for a virtual 
user to deliver the mail to. This could either be a vpopmail Mailbox or a 
valias address in the valias table (I'm using MySQL). In what order are these 
checked? If vdelivermail finds nothing qmail will then look at what comes 
next in the .qmail-default file and in this case bounce the mail. I know I 
can add an address to the .qmail-default file to act as a catch all but it 
would be easier to add a catch all to the valias table and have vdelivermail 
deal with it like any other valias. Is this possible? I've tried "default", " 
",  "*" and nothing works.


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