[CentOS] /etc/aliases file wildcard

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 14:08:58 UTC 2009


Jerry Geis wrote:
> I have been trying to find out if the /etc/aliases file
> can accept wildcards in the user name
> 
> I was hoping that a line like or similiar:
> 
> machine*: myaccount
> 
> would take any name matching machine* and forward onto the myaccount 
> mailbox.
> 
> man aliases didnt really help me nor did I find anything else.
> Is there a way to pattern match in /etc/aliases with an * or something?

I don't think this is possible.  You can enable getting a copy of bounces to the 
postmaster account, but the bounce is still delivered to invalid addresses.  Or 
you could use a milter like MimeDefang to alter the destination.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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