Re: Qmail - any alternatives? (Was: Status of qmail?)
And thus spake Jeff Noxon, on Wed, Jul 15, 1998 at 01:42:48PM -0500:
> I currently run qmail, and due to its licensing problems I'd rather not
> run it. But is there another MTA that supports multiple user aliases
> similar to the way qmail does? I find it tremendously useful to be able
> to have multiple jeff-xyz addresses for mailing list subscriptions and
> so on.
sendmail supports this; this is the feature most people call 'plussed
user+anything defaults to going to user's mailbox.
Depending on your sendmail configuration, there are many ways to use
this. Usually if you create a file .forward+whatever, mail to the
address user+whatever gets delivered using that .forward file. If you
are invoking procmail as a mailer from sendmail rather than from a
.forward, the +<foo> makes sendmail pass in foo as an extra argument
to procmail, usually available in $1.
You can also put user+foo in /etc/aliases, which overrides the definition
of where mail to just plain user goes if the +foo is there.
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