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Re: mailbox postprocessing

On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 03:05:08PM -0400, Nakul Hoelz wrote
> Hello,
>     I have a 2 mail servers for our domain, both running debian gnu
> linux.
> The first one has a DNS mailexchange value of 0 the other has a DNS
> mailchange value of 5...
> i.e. all email should be pouring into the main mail machine for our
> domain....
> somehow though email ended up on the secondary mail server and I would
> like to send the email in the mailboxes of the secondary mail server to
> the primary mail server...
>     How can I do that? I have so far not been able to come up with
> anything...
> shouldn't there be an easy way of postprocessing the mailbox files under
> /var/spool/mail/USERNAME split the messages into the original messages
> and to send them on to the main mailserver?
>     Any help is appreciated.
> Nakul

You should do two things:
 - set up your secondary MX so that it forwards all mail to your
   primary, and does no local deliveries;
 - look at man 1 formail, which can feed /usr/sbin/sendmail to do
   what you want on a mailbox-by-mailbox basis.

John P.
http://www.mdt.net.au/~john Debian Linux admin & support:technical services

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