On Tuesday 28 March 2006 17:56, Tom Collins wrote: > On Mar 28, 2006, at 4:59 PM, Jeremy Kitchen wrote: > > if 'joe' exists as a system user, qmail will deliver email addressed > > to joe... > > to joe. ~alias is only consulted if the user 'joe' doesn't exist. > > Are you sure about that? I have a ~alias/.qmail-root file that seems > to be forwarding email. I do not have a ~root/.qmail file.
qmail will not deliver to users with uid of 0, or users who don't own their home directory. For instance, if you have a 'bin' user on your system, its home directory is probably /bin, which is owned by root (and therefore, not bin), so emails to [EMAIL PROTECTED] will be delivered to ~alias/.qmail-bin 'man qmail-getpw' describes this in full detail. -Jeremy -- Jeremy Kitchen ++ [EMAIL PROTECTED] In the beginning was The Word and The Word was Content-type: text/plain -- The Word of Bob. And the lord said unto John; Come forth and receive eternal life. John came fifth and won a toaster.
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