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.