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masqmail.aliases - masqmail alias file format
This man page describes the format of the masqmail alias file. Its
usual location is /etc/aliases.
The alias file consists of lines of the form: local_part: item1, item2,
... Items can be surrounded by quotes ’"’. If within the quotes other
quotes are needed for an address they can be escaped with a leading
A leading ’´ indicates that this address shall not be further expanded.
A leading pipe symbol ’|’ indicates that the item shall be treated as a
pipe command. The content of the message will then be sent to the
standard input of a command. The command will run under the user id and
group id masqmail is running as. If quotes are needed, the pipe symbol
must appear within the quotes.
Loops will be detected, the offending address will be ignored.
Aliases will be expanded at delivery time. This means that if there is
a message still in the queue and you change any alias which matches one
of the recipient addresses, the change will have effect next time a
delivery is attemped.
There is no need to restart masqmail or run any command when the alias
file has been changed.
masqmail was written by Oliver Kurth <email@example.com>
You will find the newest version of masqmail at
http://masqmail.cx/masqmail/ or search for it in freshmeat
(http://www.freshmeat.net). There is also a mailing list, you will find
information about it at masqmails main site.
You should report them to the mailing list.
masqmail.conf (5), masqmail (8),
This man page was written using xml2man (1) by the same author.