Provided by: courier-mta_0.47-13ubuntu5_i386
makepercentrelay - Build a list of %-relayed domains
makepercentrelay reads /etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay.dir and creates
/etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay.dat which is a binary database file. The
files /etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay and
/etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay.dat specify a list of "percent-hack"
domains. /etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay is a plain text file,
containing one domain per line. Courier loads the contents of
/etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay into memory, so if you have a lot of
domains, you will want to use the binary database file. The
makepercentrelay command reads /etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay.dir,
which can be either a plain text file itself, or a directory containing
plain text files. All files in the subdirectory are concatenated, and
the binary database file is created from the result.
Courier can use both /etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay and
/etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay.dat at the same time. Usually you would
put a couple of your most frequent domains in
/etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay, then put the rest in
/etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay.dir, and use makepercentrelay to turn it
into a database file.
"percent-hack" domains are a list of domains for which Courier accepts
mail via ESMTP addressed as "firstname.lastname@example.org",
where "percent.hack.domain" is a domain found in
/etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay or /etc/courier/esmtppercentrelay.dat,
and "local.domain" is any domain found in /etc/courier/locals. Courier
removes the local domain, and rewrites the address as
"email@example.com", then attempts to deliver it.
The percent hack applies only to mail received via ESMTP. Courier does
not check this list of domains if the message is received via any other
way (such as by running /usr/bin/sendmail directly from the command
line). "percent.hack.domain" would likely to be a domain that Courier
knows how to handle via some other means. It might be an entry in
/etc/courier/aliases, or an entry in /etc/courier/esmtproutes.